Lake City doctor sentenced in pill mill case

LAKE CITY, Fla. - A north Florida doctor is going to prison on Medicaid fraud and prescription drug charges in a pill mill case.

Circuit Judge Leandra Johnson gave 68-year-old Dr. Young Am Park a two-year sentence this week in Lake City.

Pill mills utilize illegal prescriptions to supply narcotics to addicts and drug dealers.

Park was accused of prescribing controlled substances such as the painkiller oxycodone outside the course of his professional practice in the case that centered on a now-defunct Jasper hospital.

Investigators discovered Medicaid was paying for many of the illegal prescriptions.

Attorney General Pam Bondi's office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement participated in the investigation with local law enforcement agencies and prosecutors.

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