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Odessa doctor sentenced for illegal sale of medication

Posted on Monday, May 13th, 2013    

A doctor was recently sentenced to seven years of imprisonment after pleading guilty to selling painkillers without examining patients.

Doctor Barrett Whitefield was sentenced on the morning of May 2 after pleading guilty to selling Hydrocodone to patients without cause. Doctor Whitefield, in addition to seven others, has been found guilty of selling meth and Hydrocodone painkillers throughout the Midland and Odessa area.

Doctor Whitefield apologized to his patients, saying he is extremely sorry for his actions, as according to him “things got out of control.” His medical license was suspended by the Texas Medical Board last year, but it is not indicated if the board will revoke it. Whitefield will be on probation for five years after serving jail time.

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