A Danville doctor pleaded guilty Thursday in Boyle Circuit Court to misdemeanor charges related to his handling of prescription drugs.
Dr. Todd Lackney, who specializes in osteopathic and internal medicine, was originally charged with four felony counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, but a plea deal reduced the charges to four counts of violation of record keeping and inventory requirements.
Judge Darren Peckler sentenced Lackney to a year in jail but probated the jail time for two years if Lackney stays out of trouble.
Lackney entered an Alford guilty plea, which means he does not admit guilt but acknowledges the evidence "strongly indicates guilt." Commonwealth's Attorney Richard Bottoms said the Alford plea amounts to a conviction, which is what he wanted out of the deal.