Pill Mill Operators Sentenced

The owner of a diet clinic operating in Mentor, Mayfield Heights and Fairview Park was sentenced Tuesday to one year probation. 71-year-old Janet Paulino of North Olmsted, previously pleaded guilty to multiple trafficking offenses at the so-called “pill mills” in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. Her 47-year-old live-in daughter Virginia Paulino pleaded guilty to permitting drug abuse and attempted money laundering. She was sentenced Tuesday to one year probation. Both women must complete 20 hours of community service.