A doctor who operated a pill mill in Logan County pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says Dr. Fernando Gonzales-Ramos, 47, admitted he wrote prescriptions without a medical reason.

Authorities broke up the weekend pill mill during a March 2 raid.

“Dr. Gonzales-Ramos wasn’t operating a doctor’s office, he was running a drug den,” said U.S. Attorney Goodwin in a news release. “His so-called office had no exam table, no running water, and not even so much as a stethoscope. For thousands of dollars in cash, he was pumping out prescriptions for thousands of units of powerful narcotics.”

Gonzales-Ramos would travel from El Paso, Texas to Logan every three months. He ran the cash-only business for about a year and a half.

Gonzales-Ramos could be sentenced to nearly seven years in prison. Sentencing is set for Aug. 14.

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Comments

  • Jima.

    This is nothing new...it burns me up every time I hear about one of these greedy assholes profiting off of other people's misery.

  • wvtd

    I wonder how many people died of a overdose because of this monster?

  • hangman

    Seven years???? probably out in three years, ready to do it again. Give Him 50 years and you won't be bother with this again.