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Son and father, a doctor, charged in drug scheme

Son and doctor-father charged in drug scheme

SOUDERTON, Pa. - The father and son charged with dealing drugs out of their Montgomery County medical practice were sentenced Thursday.

Officials say Dr. Richard Ruth and son Michael Ruth made it easy for drug addicts to get pain pills from their Souderton office.

Thursday, Richard Ruth received 15 to 30 years behind bars, and Michael, seven to 22 years.

The Ruths' attorney says he'll file a motion next week, seeking a new trial because their original attorney was arrested and later pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges.

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