A New Castle doctor pleaded guilty to illegally prescribing and distributing Oxycodone, Fentanyl and Opana ER.

According to the release, 66-year-old Dr. Thomas A. Ranieri pleaded guilty to 14 counts on Wednesday.

Ranieri was an anesthesiologist and pain doctor at clinics in New Castle and Ohio.

The release says Ranieri distributed and prescribed the drugs between January and June of 2013 without a legitimate medical purpose.

Sentencing is scheduled for January 14, 2020, for Dr, Ranieri.

He could face 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine or both.