A doctor accused of running a “Pill Mill” operation in the Richmond area has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Sixty-two year old Dr. Clarence Scranage, Jr., was convicted by a jury in August of conspiracy to possess controlled substances with intent to distribute.
At his sentencing yesterday (12/18) prosecutors said he wrote more than 223,000 prescriptions for oxycodone pills, often for people he never saw, in exchange for money. Carl Tobias, law professor at the University of Richmond, “It’s not surprising to see that prosecutors would ask for the maximum and judges would be willing to impose a very stiff sentence in this kind of situation.”
Scranage had practiced in Richmond, Chesterfield and Henrico.