Billy Flint East
Billy Flint East is a pharmacist.
East filled prescriptions at the William & Mary Pharmacy until March 2006 when the business was shut down by federal authorities for operating as a "pill mill" for opioid-based pharmaceuticals. He pleaded guilty in May 2009 to one count of illegal distribution of a controlled substance and one count of money laundering. He served two years in federal prison and surrendered his pharmacy license and other property.
After his release, East returned to work and applied for reinstatement of his license through the Brooklere Pharmacy. His application was initially approved by the Alabama Pharmacy Board, but was later revoked when it was learned that Brooklere had not sought a waiver from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. The Board threatened to revoke East's license. The Alabama Attorney General's Office stepped in to overrule the Board and restore East's license.
- Goodman, Sherri C. (September 10, 2008) "Former Fultondale pharmacist sentenced to 2 years." The Birmingham News
- Moon, Josh (September 8, 2022) "AG’s office tosses charges against pharmacist, opens investigation into Pharmacy Board." Alabama Political Reporter