The Latest on an Ohio dentist who pleaded guilty to falsifying prescriptions

A western Ohio dentist has pleaded guilty in federal court to falsification of his prescription for allergy medication and faces a possible federal prison sentence.

The 41-year-old, who pleaded not guilty to the felony, faces up to five years in prison if convicted.

He will be sentenced Sept. 23.

In September, federal prosecutors said they filed the charges against the dentist in connection with a 2012 incident in which he mislabeled his allergy medication as a cancer-related allergy treatment, but it was a toothache medicine.

The dentist allegedly prescribed the prescription for his son’s toothache, which was a prescription for a toothbrush.

The case has garnered national attention because of the plea deal.