Three people pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to illegally distribute prescription drugs, according to a release from James A. Zerhusen, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky.
Brad Begley, 48, and his wife, Paula Begley, 42, both of Clay City, and Danny McClain, 36, of Irvine, pleaded guilty today to conspiring with Milton Brindley, a former doctor, to distribute controlled substances. Brindley, William Forbis, Renee Forbis, James Brooks and Nick Tipton had previously pleaded guilty to the same offense.
The Begleys and McClain admitted in their guilty pleas that Tipton had recruited them to see Dr. Brindley as patients and to split the prescription pills obtained from Brindley with Tipton.
They said they knew that Tipton and others were selling the pills obtained through the conspiracy. Brad and Paula Begley also admitted to recruiting others to act as patients as part of the conspiracy.