Former WV pharmacist sentenced as part of larger scheme

A former West Virginia pharmacist has been sentenced to six months in federal prison, along with one year of supervised release and a $5,000 fine. 77-year old James P. Wooley pleaded guilty in February, essentially admitting that he new certain prescriptions for controlled substances were not valid. Wooley was the owner and operator of Stronsnider Drug Store Inc., which did business as SAV-RITE Pharmacy in two locations near Kermit in Mingo County. Others have also been sentenced to prison time as part of the investigation.