Bain sentenced for distributing painkillers

news_court_greenABERDEEN (AP) – Former Lee County pharmacist Jim Bain has been sentenced to serve six months in prison for illegally distributing the painkiller hydrocodone.

The 60-year-old Bain pleaded guilty in December to a one-count information, which is a charge from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. He was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Aberdeen.

U.S. District Judge Sharion Aycock also placed Bain in six months’ house arrest, two years’ probation and fines him $5,000.

Prosecutors say Bain was caught on a 2012 video selling hydrocodone to an individual on his pharmacy business premises after hours without a prescription.

Bain sold his Tupelo North pharmacy in 2011 and surrendered his pharmacist’s license in February 2012 after an audit of his narcotics supplies prompted an investigation by state and federal agencies.

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  • james

    and yet there was no mention on wtva either, keeping this as quiet as possible. why haven’t those city public officials been identified as those who bought from bain? what about the cop who worked for bain for a time at the pharmacy. so nice how this has turned into a big hypocrisy…get the pharmacist but not the city scum.