Florida pill mill conspirator sentenced

A man who pleaded guilty to oxycodone-related crimes was sentenced in federal court to a prison sentence of eight years and six months.

At the December 2014 sentencing, Krystopher Adrian Legg apologized for his actions. In 2012, he pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of oxycodone and offered testimony in related trials. As part of a larger operation, Legg transported people from Ohio to Florida to purchase the prescription drug illegally.

U.S. District Judge Harvey Schlesinger said that Legg will receive credit for the three years and 11 months he has served already. He received a reduction in his sentence in exchange for cooperating with prosecutors.

Legg was accused of responsibility for the death of Robert Lee Johnson, a 25-year-old man who died in April 2010 in a Jacksonville motel room after being prescribed 300 oxycodone pills. Johnson received the prescription at the Duval Wellness Center, which was shut down by authorities in July 2010.

Prosecutors said that Johnson was part of a group that Legg repeatedly drove from Columbus, Ohio to Jacksonville in a vehicle that resembled a church bus. Johnson’s cause of death was listed as oxycodone toxicity.

Legg was charged, along with 14 others, in an investigation of Jacksonville pill mills. He testified for the prosecution in a federal trial of three doctors, an investor and a clinic employee that ended in acquittal after the testimony of another cooperating witness was called into question.