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NEW ORLEANS -- A federal grand jury indicted three people in connection with a 'pill mill' that was illegally dispensing prescription drugs.

The grand jury indicted Joseph Mogan, Tiffany Miller and Donald Nides on Friday.

According to court documents, Mogan and Miller owned two clinics that sold prescriptions without a 'legitimate medical purpose.' Nides, a former DEA and NOPD officer, allegedly participated in the scheme by telling Mogan and Miller how to avoid red flags at the DEA.

'Prescription drug abuse has reached epidemic proportions in our community,' stated U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite. 'We must halt this plague at its source, by bringing to justice any medical provider who violates our safety by illegally distributing these medications to the public.'

Nides also faces charges of obstruction of justice and with 'conspiring to receive bribes, in the form of sex acts and money,' in return for his help.

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