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Local Man Who Owned Pill Mill Sentenced

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The owner of a southern Ohio pill mill has been sentenced to 14 years in prison. 41-year-old Tracy Bias sought a sentence of less than 10 years because he testified against a co-defendant. Prosecutors say he was not fully cooperative. Prosecutors say dozens of customers a week traveled hundreds of miles to visit Bias' clinics in southern and central Ohio. The pill mills contributed to the deaths of two people.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.