Decatur doctor gets 14 months for illegal drug distribution

A doctor who operated a walk-in medical clinic in Decatur was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for illegally handing out the painkiller hydrocodone, the U.S. attorney’s office announced Tuesday.

Sukhwinder Multani, 43, of Decatur, also was sentenced to three years of supervised release following the prison term. He is prohibited from working in the medical field during the sentence.

According to court documents, Multani operated Universal Urgent Care in Decatur, advertising that it was open seven days a week and charged $40 per visit.

On Nov. 14, 2016, Multani admitted that on three occasions in 2014, he dispensed hydrocodone, a type of opioid, outside the course of professional medical practice and not for any legitimate medical purpose.

According to public records, Multani’s medical licenses were ordered suspended in 2014.

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