In September 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the conviction of Mark Daniel Allen. According to the press release, Mr. Allen was a nurse practitioner and owner of Volunteer Family Medical, a clinic in Manchester, Tennessee. According to court documents and trial evidence, Mr. Allen utilized his clinic to write controlled substance prescriptions for opioids and the prescriptions amounted to over 15,000 pills. The prescriptions were provided to just four people – one male patient who later passed away and three women with whom Mr. Allen had sexual relationships.
On September 1, 2021, after a three-day trial, Mr. Allen was convicted of six counts of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance outside the scope of professional practice and one count of maintaining drug-involved premises. On January 21, 2022, the DOJ announced that Mr. Allen was sentenced to 14 years in prison for his illegal acts.
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