Eight of 9 defendants in Dr. Rand, Richie West Jr. pill mill ring sentenced

Dr. Robert Rand was sentenced to 10 years in prison in federal court, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017.

Eight of the nine defendants in the Dr. Robert Rand and Richie West Jr. prescription drug ring have been sentenced, including four who received five years probation and two others who were sentenced to community service, according to the U.S. Department of Justice Office.

The other six defendants and their sentences:

• Braden Kyle Riley – sentencing held on October 16, 2017. He was sentenced to five years probation.

• Omar Ahsan Ahmad – sentencing held on December 6, 2017. He was sentenced to five years probation.

• Alan Russel Martinez – sentencing held on January 5, 2018. He was sentenced to five years probation.

• Clint Mitchell Bloodworth – sentencing held on January 24, 2018. He was sentenced to five years probation.

• Ryan Smith and Joshua Green were each sentenced to community service and a $2,000 fine on March 5, 2018.

Kathleen Griffin is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on March 12, 2018.

Dr. Robert Rand was arrested in 2017 and originally charged with distributing a controlled substance resulting in serious bodily injury or death, among other charges.

The Reno doctor was accused of distributing oxycodone and other drugs illegally as part of a criminal conspiracy with a number of other people living in the Reno area.



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