Doctor pleads to fentanyl charges

Dr. Jason Castle

A Paintsville doctor pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Pikeville Jan. 8 to an eight-count indictment charging him with distribution of fentanyl.

According to court documents, Jason R.H. Castle, M.D., 42, of Staffordsville,  was charged via an information filing on Jan. 8 and immediately entered a guilty plea to the charges.

Castle, court documents show, practiced at two clinics — Eastern Kentucky Family Medicine and New Age Vitality Clinic — located in Paintsville.

According to the information filing, Castle faces a possible sentence of 20 years on the charges, with a possible fine of up to $1 million and supervised release of at least three years. He is scheduled to be sentenced April 30.

For more on this developing story, pick up the Jan. 13 edition of The Paintsville Herald.

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