(Connersville, IN)--A Connersville doctor has reached a plea deal involving the illegal distribution of prescription drugs. Former Fayette Regional Health System Dr. Daniel Palmer will plead guilty to felony forgery with a recommended eight-year prison term. In return, seven counts of dealing a narcotic drug will be dropped. Palmer signed blank prescription forms, which were then filled out by assistants who illegally prescribed painkillers. Palmer had faced up to 550 years in prison.