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Johnson City, Jonesborough business operators indicted on federal drug charges

Matthew Lane, NET News Service • Updated Aug 20, 2015 at 11:14 AM

GREENEVILLE — The owner of a Johnson City weight loss clinic and the former owner of a Jonesborough pizza parlor have been indicted on federal drug charges for allegedly filling prescriptions for Oxycodone unlawfully and outside the scope of accepted medical practices.

Sherry Barnett, Rocky Wayne Hendrix and Robert Stanton II were indicted in U.S. District Court in Greeneville earlier this month. The three were charged in a 10-count indictment on one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances outside the scope of accepted medical practices and nine counts of distributing Oxycodone outside the scope of accepted medical practices.

All three appeared in court this week for an initial appearance with each one released on a $20,000 bond.

According to court records (pdf), Barnett owned Resolutions HealthCare and Weight Loss of Johnson City. Hendrix is the former owner of Rocky’s Pizza in Jonesborough. According to the indictment, Hendrix solicited his employees at Rocky’s, including Stanton, to become new patients of Resolutions in order to obtain the prescriptions.

More on the case from our partners at the Kingsport Times-News.

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