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Rutherford County investigators believe Christine Sankey and Donald Pinkston were the ringleaders of the operation and recruited at least 20 other individuals. Their recruits would fill prescriptions for 30mg Oxycodone in exchange for pills or cash. Sankey and Pinkston would then sell those pills on the street for cash. Between May and October the group is thought to have sold more than 5,000 pills valued at over $100,000.
“This is one of the largest, if not the largest, prescription fraud cases in Department history. We want to send a message that we work with doctors and pharmacists to detect prescription fraud and we will pursue any case where we discover illegal activities involving pharmaceutical fraud or forgery,” said Detective Greg Flanagan.
Thursday, January 10 2013, 04:42 PM CST
Tenn. Powerball ticket worth $1 million
May 19, 2013 18:44 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Powerball ticket sold in Tennessee barely missed winning a share of an estimated $590.5 million prize. But the ticket has a nice consolation prize worth $1 million.
Officials say the Powerball ticket worth $1 million was sold in Chattanooga.
There's no word yet on who won.
A Powerball ticket sold at a supermarket in Zephyrhills, Fla., matched all six numbers selected Saturday night for the estimated $590.5 million prize. It's the highest Powerball jackpot in history.
The winning numbers were 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball of 11.
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: LABOR GROUP SAYS CONDITIONS AT APPLE PLANTS IMPROVING
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A labor group Apple joined to assess working conditions at three manufacturing plants in China, where its products are made, says conditions are getting better.
ON THIN ICE?
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.