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Celina physician indicted for illegally distributing controlled substances

SHERMAN – A Celina physician and eight others have been indicted for federal drug distribution violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Damien M. Diggs today.

Kevin Shelton, 53, was named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in February 2024, charging him with possession with conspiracy to possess with intent to manufacture and distribute controlled substances and conspiracy to commit money laundering.

The following individuals were also charged in the indictment:

Stephanie Shelton, 48, of Celina;

Jai Ellis, 41, of Celina;

Clay York, 50, of Rowlett;

Stephanie York, 49, of Rowlett;

Jeffrey Cornwell, 47, of McKinney;

Raman Bhaumik, 45, of Plano;

Prasenjit Bhaumik, 48, of Plano; and

David Pokorny, 62, of Sherman.

The defendants made initial appearances on Feb. 29, 2024 before U.S. District Judge Sean Jordan.

According to the indictment and information presented in court, the defendants are alleged to have conspired to possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances, including Hydrocodone; Oxandrolone; Nandrolone; Phentermine; Alprazolam; Diazepam; Testosterone; Tramadol; Adderall; and Dextroamphetamine.  The defendants also conspired to commit the offense of money laundering.

If convicted, the defendants each face up to 20 years in federal prison. This prosecution is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation.  This case is being prosecuted by assistant U.S. attorneys in Plano and Sherman.

A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Davilyn Walston

Public Affairs Officer/Law Enforcement Coordinator

U.S. Attorney’s Office

Eastern District of Texas

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