Monday was the first day of what could be a long trial in the case of a New River Valley doctor charged with illegally prescribing drugs to her patients.
In opening statements to a jury in Roanoke’s federal court, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennie Waering described how Linda Sue Cheek prescribed drugs either without a valid DEA registration or by using that of another doctor.
Cheek did not accept insurance, charging her new patients $150 and then additional fees for up to a three-month supply of painkillers.
“That sounds like a drug dealer,” Waering said. “More drugs for more cash.”
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