SWFL pill mill doctor sentenced to 30 years in prison

FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers woman will spend the next 30 years behind bars for operating two pill mill clinics.

Authorities say Jacinta Gillis, 41, operated the pill mill clinics in Lee County and Pinellas County, and saw between 50 and 70 patients a day.

In a two-year period, Gillis issued more than 33,000 prescriptions and more than 2.6 million pills of oxycodone, profiting more than $1.3 million, according to Attorney General Pam Bondi’s Office of Statewide Prosecution.

Gillis was arrested in 2011, and her clinics were closed down. She was sentenced for racketeering, money laundering, and conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance, and received more than $500,000 in fines. Gillis’ prison sentenced is followed by 30 years of probation.