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Arlington Doctor Convicted in Pill Mill Case

U.S. Attorney’s Office – Northern District of Texas, July 7, 2021

An Arlington physician has been convicted of drug crimes, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Prerak Shah.

Following five days of trial, a federal jury convicted physician Clinton Battle, 68, of one count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances and one count of distribution of a controlled substance.

According to evidence presented at trial, Dr. Battle routinely issued prescriptions for controlled substances – including hydrocodone, alprazolam, acetaminophen with codeine, tramadol, and phentermine – outside the usual course of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose.

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