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Metro Detroit doctor ordered to prison for prescribing opiates to patients who didn't need them

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A federal judge sentenced Dr. Chris Samy to three years in prison for prescribing opiates to patients who didn't need them.

A federal judge sentenced a Rochester Hills doctor to three years in prison for prescribing more than 110,000 doses of Oxycodone and other opiates to patients who didn't need them.

The Oakland Press reports Dr. Chris Samy pleaded guilty to two charges, including conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. He was sentenced last week.

Court documents say Samy wrote the prescriptions from 2014 to 2017 and after patients filled them they gave the drugs to Joel Swift.

Swift then sold them on the street. He's been sentenced to probation.

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