A federal jury yesterday found a Richmond area physician guilty on 19-counts, after authorities accused him of being a key player in an oxycodone “pill mill” worth millions on the street. The jury found 62-year old Clarence Scranage, Jr., guilty on all counts.
Carl Tobias, “basically saying that he was as one of the experts described a one-man opioid epidemic.” And, Carl Tobias, Law Professor at the University of Richmond says, “This verdict shows that the US attorney’s office did a very strong job of putting on its case but also how dangerousit is to represent yourself in a criminal trial like this.”
Witnesses say he wrote hundreds of prescriptions for thousands of pills in some cases for people he had not examined, in exchange for money. He said he was not guilty. A sentencing hearing is set for November 17th.