U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Kentucky
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November 12, 2015

Franklin, Kentucky Physician Charged with Illegal Distribution of Controlled Substances

BOWLING GREEN, KY—A Franklin, Kentucky, physician was recently charged by federal Information with the illegal distribution of controlled substances by way of prescribing opiate pain medications outside of the course of professional medical practice and without a legitimate medial purpose, announced U.S. Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Roy D. Reynolds, a doctor practicing in Franklin, Kentucky, in Simpson County, was charged by federal Information on November 10, 2015 in Bowling Green. According to the Information, between February 2009 and April 2011, defendant Reynolds knowingly and intentionally prescribed oxycodone, a Schedule II controlled substance, and Xanax, a Schedule IV controlled substance, to J.H. outside the course of professional medical practice.

Further, between July 2010 and December 2011, Dr. Reynolds is charged with repeatedly prescribing hydrocodone, a Schedule III controlled substance at the time, and Xanax and clonazepam, Schedule IV controlled substances, to J.R., outside the course of professional medical practice and without a legitimate medical purpose.

If convicted at trial, Reynolds could be sentenced to no more than 30 years in prison, followed by a three year period of supervised release and fined $1.5 million.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David Weiser and is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Kentucky State Police.

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