Government & Law

Drug-Trafficking Couple Who Owned Richardson Clinics Convicted

A husband and wife team who ran medical clinics in Richardson have been convicted of drug-trafficking charges, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Tad W. Taylor, 63, and his wife, 59-year-old Chia Jean Lee, were a doctor and nurse team who ran two locations of Taylor Texas Medicine in Richardson, and prosecutors said they distributed drugs to those without legitimate medical need.

Between January 2010 and September 2011, the DEA investigators found that the clinics gave out 11,700 prescriptions for oxycodone, amphetamine salts (Adderall), hydrocodone, alprazolam (Xanax) and promethazine with codeine, according to DMN.

“Dr. Taylor will give you anything you want,” one former patient told investigators. The couple could be in federal prison for up to 20 years, though sentencing has not been scheduled. They will also lose $450,000 and the rights to any of their professional certifications, the DMN reports.

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