LOCKPORT – Dr. Daniel C. Gillick, charged with writing three prescriptions in 2010 for the painkiller Lortab for a man who said Gillick wanted half the pills for himself, rejected a plea offer Friday in Niagara County Court.
County Judge Sara Sheldon Farkas promised Gillick, 63, of Youngstown, a sentence of no more than nine months in the County Jail if he would admit to a reduced charge of attempted criminal sale of a prescription for a controlled substance.
Assistant Attorney General Laurie Frank told the judge that she now will proceed with three felony counts of criminal sale of a prescription. Gillick also has been charged in Porter Town Court with four misdemeanors: seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal possession of a hypodermic instrument, criminal use of drug paraphernalia and second-degree obstructing governmental administration.
Gillick, who pleaded guilty last year to a federal prescription fraud charge, has been in custody in lieu of $3,000 bail on the Porter charges for three months.