A woman accused of participating in a Camden County pill mill conspiracy pleaded guilty Wednesday to that fact.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Savannah filed an information document against her in December 2017 accusing Silverly Ann May of participating in the conspiracy — through Coastline Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in St. Marys — from around Oct. 9, 2014 until June 13, 2017.
The document specifically mentions the more than $1.27 million deposited in an Ameris Bank account for CPMR in 2016, which “were used to pay the operating expenses of the clinic, the salaries of the defendant and other conspirators, and to conduct other financial transactions involving the proceeds of the specified unlawful activity with the intent to promote the carrying on of the aforesaid specified unlawful activity and to conceal or disguise the nature, the location, the source, the ownership, or the control of the proceeds of specified unlawful activity.”
One of the people implicated in the case, Mark A. Ciopryna, pleaded guilty in November 2017 to his involvement. He faces up to five years in prison.
May also is subject to a possible maximum of five years in prison, three years supervised release and the mandatory special assessment fee of $100.
Also Wednesday, the court sentenced Karen Moody for her participation in a Brantley County methamphetamine-for-guns case. She pleaded guilty in December 2017 to one count of meth distribution following an indictment on distribution and conspiracy.
She is to serve two years and eight months in prison — with a recommendation for shortening that by around five months for time served — along with three years supervised release and the $100 mandatory special assessment fee.
On Feb. 5, Rebecca Elizabeth Cain received her sentence in a heroin case that resulted in significantly reduced penalties to her and the two other defendants indicted.
Cain allegedly lived with Jon Dillion Screen, one of the co-defendants, in a residence where a cleaning crew and investigators — on two different occasions — located heroin and cash.
Cain pleaded guilty in September 2017 of possession of heroin, and received a sentence of time served, along with one year supervised release, a $1,000 fine incrementally payable at $125 for eight months, and a $25 special assessment fee.