CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The number of guilty pleas in the case of a Bridgeport pain clinic continues to rise.
Shane Brantley of Sutton pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to use another person’s DEA registration number, while Andrea Nicole Shepard of Fairmont pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting use of a phone to distribute buprenorphine, a schedule III controlled substance commonly used to treat chronic pain.
Both pleas were entered at the U.S. District Court in Clarksburg.
Brantley and Shepard are among six people charged in the case, three other defendants previously pleaded guilty.
The doctor at the center of the case, Dr. Edita Milan, has a court date scheduled for trial later this year on charges of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.