West Virginia doctor convicted in drug distribution scheme

May 1, 2019

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia doctor has been convicted in federal court on drug distribution charges.

A jury found 60-year-old Dr. George P. Naum of Wheeling guilty Tuesday of illegally distributing controlled substances.

Prosecutors say Naum conspired with others on the illegal operation from a drug treatment center in Weirton from 2008 to 2016.

Naum faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each of two counts of distributing controlled substances outside the bounds of professional medical practice.