After receiving a sentence of life imprisonment for killing babies born alive in his clinic, Philadelphia doctor Kermit Gosnell has been walloped with an additional 30-year prison term for running a “pill mill” out of the same clinic, according to a statement released by the U.S. attorney’s office.
Gosnell, 72, pleaded guilty to prescribing and dispensing narcotics from June 2008 to February 2010, writing fraudulent prescriptions for hundreds of thousands of pills — including 600,000 pills containing oxycodone— to customers who showed no medical need.
Gosnell and his staff allowed customers to purchase prescriptions under multiple names, pay in cash and give tips to the clinic’s staff, according to the release. He wrote more than 2,300 prescriptions for controlled substances in January 2010 alone, charging up to $150 for each.
Kermit Gosnell already took a plea deal that resulted in him receiving two life sentences without parole after being convicted of killing three babies that were born alive at his Philadelphia abortion facility.
Gosnell claimed he was providing a community service with his pill mill – which was the same thing he said about the abortion services.
Quinton is a native South Carolinian who has lived in Baltimore since 2006. He is a recent convert to the Catholic Church and is active in the Knights of Columbus. He has been involved in the pro-life movement nationally and locally since 2010.
Quinton is a veteran who served as an intelligence analyst in the Army National Guard. He is also an Eagle Scout.