2 sen­tenced in Ge­or­gia pill mill oper­a­tion

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wa­ter, rest and shade dur­ing hot and hu­mid days. Of­fi­cials say tem­po­rary and sea­sonal work­ers face par­tic­u­larly high risks.

Ge­or­gia saw heat-re­lated worker deaths in Au­gust 2009 and June 2010, ac­cord­ing to the Oc­cu­pa­tional Safety and Health Ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The num­ber of Ge­or­gia work­ers who took days off be­cause of heat-re­lated ill­nesses and in­juries has been de­clin­ing since 2010, ac­cord­ing to the U.S. Bureau of La­bor Sta­tis­tics.

AT­LANTA (AP) — Federal prose­cu­tors say the own­ers of a pill mill have been sen­tenced to federal prison time.

Au­thor­i­ties said Thurs­day that 30-year-old Ja­son Cole Votrobek of Vero Beach, Florida and 34-year-old Roland Rafael Castel­lanos of Hol­ly­wood, Florida were each sen­tenced to 15 years in prison on drug and money laun­der­ing charges.

Prose­cu­tors have said the two op­er­ated a pain clinic that served as a front for a pill mill oper­a­tion.

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