Diet clinic staff charged in alleged amphetamine ‘pill mill’

CLEVELAND (AP) — Prosecutors say the owner and three employees of a trio of Cleveland-area diet clinics are charged with running an operation that illegally sold over a million doses of amphetamines.

They say the alleged “pill mill” has led to a 227-count indictment charging the owner, her daughter, a physician and a nurse with drug trafficking, money laundering and engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity.

Authorities say patients at the Diet Med Clinics in Fairview Park, Mayfield Heights and Mentor got the drugs in quantities and over periods of time that far exceeded the practices of standard medical care. Prosecutors say the clinics have been closed since investigators searched them in March 2015.

Court records list no attorney for the owner, 70-year-old Janet Paulino.

The defendants’ arraignment is scheduled Sept. 1.

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