PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - December 26
There is a delay in the re-trial for a Pike County doctor and his former office manager.
The superseding indictment against Scotty Akers and Serissa Stamper was released a few weeks ago. The new trial is rescheduled for April 6.
Prosecutors released a superseding indictment against Pikeville doctor Scotty Akers and his former office manager Serissa Stamper.
Initially, the two faced seven federal charges. Now, prosecutors levied five additional charges against both and a sixth charge against Akers.
Investigators said the pair used Facebook to talk with friends and patients, who would then go to Akers' home to pick up a prescription.
The new indictment also accused Akers of lying to a DEA agent.
A trial is set for January 2.
Court records indicate a federal jury declared a mistrial in the case of a Pike County Dr. Scotty Akers and his assistant Serissa Stamper.
A status conference is now scheduled for November 22.
The federal trial of a Pike County doctor and his office manager could continue into next week. At last check on Friday, testimony was still being heard.
Scotty Akers and Serissa Stamper were arrested earlier this year in the nation's largest opioid sting.
Friday, a jury was seated in the case of Pike County doctor, Scotty Aker, and his office assistant Serissa Stamper.
Prosecutors say the pair exchanged opioid prescriptions for cash from people on Facebook.
It is unclear how long that trial may last.