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4 arrested for operating pill mill in Gwinnett

2:33 PM, Jan 28, 2013   |    comments
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LILBURN, Ga. -- Four people face federal charges after being arrested for operating a pill mill in Lilburn.

On Jan. 22, a federal grand jury indicted brothers and pain clinic owners Larry and Randy Webman. Randy Webman's 29-year-old daughter Dara Webman, the office manager, was also arrested. All three are believed to be from Hollywood, Fla.

The fourth defendant is 45-year-old Dr. George Williams of Duluth.

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According to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, the Webman brothers operated a pain clinic on Lawrenceville Highway near Berkmar High School. Williams wrote prescriptions "without legitimate medical purposes," and Dara Webman collected money from customers.

Yates said the defendants' clinic, Premier Pain Management, saw as many as 60 customers a day, each of whom paid between $250 and $350 per visit for prescriptions for drugs like oxycodone. Many customers visited the clinic from other states, including Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and the Carolinas.

All four defendants face drug and distribution charges; Larry and Randy Webman are also charged with maintaining a place for distributing drugs. Each defendant faces a maximum penalty of 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine. Yates said the indictment also seeks for Wiliams to forfeit his medical license.

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