Pain Management Operator Plans To Change Plea

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A man charged with illegally distributing prescription painkillers plans to plead guilty in an Ohio case authorities said involved the distribution of hundreds of thousands of pills.

A 2010 indictment against James Sadler and other operators of Ohio Medical and Pain Management in Waverly alleged that in some cases customers traveled more than 200 miles round trip to be treated at the southern Ohio clinic.
Court filings say Sadler plans to plead guilty today to one count of diverting controlled substances at a hearing in federal court in Cincinnati.
His plea agreement says Sadler, who faces 20 years in prison, took money and prescriptions to pharmacies that would fill them, then returned to the clinic with the pills.
Sadler's attorney did not return phone and email messages.