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DECATUR, Ga. Authorities say a dozen people from seven Atlanta-area counties have been indicted after a pill mill investigation.

DeKalb County District Attorney Robert James said Tuesday those running the scheme are charged with racketeering and made millions of dollars selling prescription pain drugs to people who took the pills to other states.

Defendants named include seven pharmacists.

Raids across the Atlanta area Tuesday were the result of a year-long investigation.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports at least one of the owners of Atlanta Counseling and Recovery Center was arrested Tuesday in Sandy Springs along with Dr. William Floyd Garrett, who is accused of writing the bogus prescriptions, and Curtis Edwin Wills, a psychologist.

Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

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