A former Pike County pharmacy manager has been sentenced to six years in prison in two drug cases, according to U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey.
Beverly Lockhart, 60, was convicted of being part of a conspiracy in which a Houston doctor wrote prescriptions for 125,000 pills to 10 Pike County residents from September 2006 to July 2011, according to court records.
People from Pike County filled their prescriptions at pharmacies where Lockhart worked and then sold some of the pills illegally.
Lockhart pleaded guilty in another case in which a Pike County doctor was accused of giving Lockhart and others pills that the doctor had received as samples, which were then dispensed through the pharmacies.
Lockhart worked for her brother Ronald Huffman, who had been a pharmacist with Marrowbone Clinic Pharmacy and Marrowbone Hometown Pharmacy at different times.
Huffman committed suicide after being indicted. Thad R. Manning, the Houston doctor; Linda Roos; and several Pike County residents who sold drugs pleaded guilty.
Manning was sentenced to five years probation. Roos was sentenced to six years in prison and paid $100,000, according to court records.
Harvey's office said Marrowbone pleaded guilty and was ordered to pay $252,272 in restitution. The pharmacy is no longer in business.