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Vet Sentenced for Prescription Fraud

A Pensacola-area veterinarian who was accused of writing prescriptions for thousands of methadone tablets for his ex-wife’s dog -- but was actually giving them to his daughter-in-law -- has been sentenced to 20 months in state prison, the Pensacola News Journal reports.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency started investigating Michael Bishop Windley, 67, after a pharmacist became suspicious of the prescriptions he had written. Windley told investigators he was giving the drugs to his daughter-in-law, who he said he was recovering from cancer, the News Journal reports.