PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: Doctor Taking Plea Deal

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A former Newton doctor will plead guilty next month in a case alleging fraud and the illegal dispensing of narcotics.

Layfayette Twyner was scheduled to stand trial next month on 114 charges. Instead, court documents show a change of plea hearing has been scheduled for February 21st.

Twyner is accused of over-prescribing pain killers to multiple patients, one of whom died from a drug overdose.

Twyner surrendered his medical license two years ago.

You can read Twyner’s indictment here.