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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — After prescribing approximately 15,000 opioid pills to three women with whom he had sex, as well as prescribing pills to a man who later died, Mark Daniel Allen, 64, of Venice has been sentenced to 168 months — about 14 years — in prison.

He also was charged $700 in special assessments, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

Allen was a former Coffee County, Tennessee medical clinic owner, according to the Times Free Press. The facility in Manchester, Tennessee was called Volunteer Family Medical.

Allen was sentenced in Chattanooga, Tennessee by the Honorable Travis R. McDonough in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee at Chattanooga. According to court documents, Allen was found guilty of six counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances and one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises after a three-day trial, which began on Sept. 1.

Assistant U.S. Attorney James Brooks of the Eastern District of Tennessee and Trial Attorney Emily Petro of the Criminal Division’s Fraud Section and prosecuted the case.

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