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Indictment placed in oxycodone case with Front Royal ties

A press release from the United States Attorney’s Office reports that an Arlington Doctor was indicted for distributing tens of thousands of oxycodone pills for almost a decade with no legitimate medical reason.

On Apr. 28 the indictment was placed against Kirsten Van Steenberg Ball for operating a medical practice out of her home in Arlington.

The indictment alleges that Ball’s office manager Front Royal resident Candie Marie Calix used aliases to disguise the fact that oxycodone was prescribed contrary to ordinary standards of medical care.

Despite Ball being investigated twice before by the Virginia Department of Health Professions she continued the practice.

Calix has already been sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in the conspiracy.

Ball is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and 21 counts of distribution of oxycodone.

Ball faces 20 years in prison on each count if convicted.

Sentencing will be determined by a federal district court judge in the future.

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