The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia said the operator of a former pharmacy in Boone County has agreed to pay $250,000 to resolve allegations that the pharmacy violated the Controlled Substances Act by filling illegitimate prescriptions.
Mountaineer Drug Inc., which operated a pharmacy in Whitesville, agreed to pay the civil monetary penalties, according to a news release Monday from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Prosecutors said Mountaineer Drug ceased operations at the Whitesville location in October 2019 during the course of the federal investigation.
Mountaineer Drug agreed to pay the penalty to resolve allegations that from about January 2015 to about January 2019, the pharmacy filled prescriptions for Schedule II and Schedule III controlled substances from the Whitesville location that were not valid.
The United States contends that during this time Mountaineer Drug filled these prescriptions knowing they were not written for a legitimate purpose.