Authors: By DAN SEWELL
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Two Ohio men have been indicted on federal charges they ran prescription painkiller "pill mills" in Ohio.
A grand jury indictment unsealed Thursday alleges the men started in Dayton in late 2009, then moved in 2010 and started Lucasville Medical Specialist. That was in the southern Ohio region considered by U.S. drug enforcement as one of the nation's worst spots for prescription painkiller abuse.
The indictment alleges they conspired to sell prescriptions for painkillers, primarily oxycodone, without a legitimate medical need. It alleges customers would drive for hours to the clinic. The indictment states they would charge $200 in cash per prescription, and that the clinic saw 30-40 patients a day.
Both were arrested Thursday. The U.S. district court clerk's office didn't have attorney information late Thursday for the suspects.