Aiken podiatrist indicted in oxycodone conspiracy

Aiken podiatrist indicted in oxycodone conspiracy

COLUMBIA, SC (WFXG) - An Aiken doctor has been indicted for his role in a conspiracy to illegally distribute oxycodone.

Dr. Mackie James Walker, Jr., a podiatrist, is one of multiple defendants alleged by the US Attorney's Office to possess to distribute, and to distribute, oxycodone. Walker is also charged with two counts of distributing oxycodone without a legitimate medical purpose, along with one count of using a telephone to facilitate the commission of a felony under the Controlled Substances Act.

Walker could face a 20-year sentence for the drug counts, and a four-year sentence for the count of use of a communication device.

This indictment follows two other recent federal indictments charging multiple defendants in and around Aiken with the illegal distribution of oxycodone, according to US Attorney Bill Nettles.

The indictment is a result of an investigation by the DEA.

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