BREAKING: Blacksburg Doctor Sentenced on Drug Charges

The former owner of the Virginia Vein Institute in Blacksburg was sentenced yesterday to 20 months in prison on nearly 70 federal drug charges.

According to the Department of Justice, Frank Purpera, Jr., 44, of Blacksburg, illegally obtained 3,200 oxycodone pills. They said his conviction followed a four-day trial in February 2018 on 67 counts of obtaining controlled substances by fraud, one count of omitting material information required to be kept, and one count of making a false statement.



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