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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.
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State officials to hold seat belt campaign event
May 24, 2013 08:11 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) -- The Governor's Highway Safety Office plans to announce its "Click It or Ticket" campaign on Friday.
The event is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. at the Robertson County Courthouse in Springfield.
Nationally, statistics show seat belt use increased significantly in 2012 as compared to 2011 among drivers, right-front passengers and backseat occupants.
However, officials say more than 400 of Tennessee's crash fatalities last year involved unrestrained drivers or passengers.
The Governor's Highway Safety Office urges all motorists to buckle up.
Asia stocks extend losses after big sell-off
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stocks continued to retreat today after being routed the day before by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.
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NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
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