Winnemucca doctor admits opioid violations | NevadaAppeal.com

Winnemucca doctor admits opioid violations

Nevada Appeal Capitol Bureau

The vice chief of staff at Humboldt County General Hospital in Winnemucca has pleaded guilty to writing prescriptions for opioids without a medical purpose.

Nevada U.S. Attorney Nicholas Trutanich said Shouping Li, 57, pleaded guilty to distribution of a controlled substance on Tuesday. He also admitted several of his patients passed away while he was treating them.

He faces a June 10 sentencing hearing and could receive up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.