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Doctor accused of running pill mill released, forced to forfeit DEA license

This Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 photo shows an arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen in New York. (AP Photo/Patrick Sison)

UPDATE: Dr. Raymond Kraynak, 60, was released this morning on the condition that he forfeit his DEA license making him now unable to prescribe controlled substances.

He was ordered not to leave the country and to notify the courts of any residency changes.

Dr. Kraynak is being held on a half a million dollar "unsecured bond" if he should not show up when ordered.

A future sentencing court date has not been set yet.

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The U.S Attorney's Office held a press conference on Dec. 21 announcing a Pennsylvania doctor's indictment, accusing Dr. Raymond Kraynak, 60, unlawfully distributed opioids causing the deaths of five people.

Kraynak is facing 19 drug violations.

He had two offices, one in Mount Carmel and one in Shamokin.

Officials say Kraynak prescribed more than 2.5 million narcotics to 2,800 patients between January 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017.

Assistant U.S. attorney Bill Behe says during that time, Kraynak prescribed more controlled substances than any doctor's office in Pennsylvania.

The government is seeking the forfeiture of those Kraynak's two offices, his Pennsylvania medicla license and $500,000.

He is being detained overnight for a bail hearing tomorrow.

WATCH the press conference below:


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