Paintsville doctor sentenced to 22 months in prison

Jason Castle

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A former Paintsville doctor has been sentenced for unlawfully dispensing fentanyl.

Back in January, Jason Castle pleaded guilty to writing prescriptions for fentanyl patches to three patients, despite knowing they were not needed for a legitimate medical purpose. During a hearing in federal court on Friday, he was sentenced to 22 months in prison.

Castle had previously surrendered his medical license voluntarily, while the case was still under investigation.