PRESCRIPTION DRUGS: Doctor Taking Plea Deal
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.