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LEE COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) — A former Lee County pharmacist and school board member pleads guilty to turning into a drug dealer.

Jim Bain pleaded guilty today in federal court in Aberdeen to illegally distributing the pain killer hydrocodone. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine when he is sentenced next year.

Bain sold his North Gloster Street pharmacy in 2011 and surrendered his pharmacist’s license in February 2012 after an audit of his narcotics supplies prompted a probe by local, state and federal agents.

Shortly thereafter, he resigned his position on the Lee County school board representing Guntown and Saltillo areas after just 15 months in the position.

In an unrelated case, a Baldwyn woman pleads guilty to scamming the government out of more than 13 thousand dollars. Teresa Wren admitted she lied to the Social Security Administration to improperly receive disability benefits for a year ending in September 20-11. She worked at Corinth Cardiology at the time. She faces up to 10 years in prison when she is sentenced next month.

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