LONDON, Ky. – Kimberly Jones, a former pharmacist in Williamsburg, Kentucky, was sentenced to 78 months in federal prison yesterday, by U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove, for unlawful distribution of controlled substances.
Jones, 53, owned and operated Kim’s Hometown Pharmacy in Williamsburg, from approximately 2008 to 2018. A federal jury sitting in London convicted Jones in February, on seven counts of unlawfully dispensing controlled substances from her pharmacy. According to the evidence presented at trial, Jones repeatedly filled prescriptions for significant quantities of Oxycodone and other controlled substances from a variety of out-of-state doctors. The evidence also established that Jones repeatedly dispensed controlled substances to certain patients without prescriptions.
Under federal law, Jones must serve 85 percent of her sentence. Upon her release from prison, she will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a period of five years. Jones must also pay a fine of $5,000.
Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; D. Christopher Evans, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Louisville Field Division; and Derrick L. Jackson, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Atlanta Division, jointly announced the sentence.
The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration; the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, and the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Office of Inspector General, Drug Enforcement and Professional Practices Branch. Assistant United States Attorney Andrew E. Smith represented the United States in the case.