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CLARKSBURG (AP) -

A Harrison County doctor faces federal charges of conspiring to illegally distribute prescription painkillers.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says Dr. Edita Milan was treating more than twice as many patients as she was permitted to treat with narcotics at her practice in Bridgeport. She is accused of prescribing large quantities of painkillers for non-legitimate medical reasons.

The Fairmont resident was arrested Thursday.

The criminal complaint alleges that Milan tried to conceal her connection to a patient who died of an overdose. State health records showed that three other patients died as a result of overdoses between 2010 and 2011.

Milan's office was closed and there was no telephone listing for her in the Fairmont area.

The charges stem from an investigation by the Greater Harrison Drug Task Force.

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