Authorities make 8 arrests in prescription drug fraud case
BATON ROUGE- Officials arrested eight people, including seven Baton Rouge residents, accused of using fake prescriptions to obtain a total of $45,000 worth of pain medication.
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office said in a news release the suspects are accused of buying and possessing narcotics using prescriptions made to look as if they came from Baton Rouge medical facilities.
The news release says the group obtained about 810 dosage units of hydrocodone and about 1,220 dosage units of oxycodone in the last year, together estimated to have a street value of $45,000.
The arrests were made by the Drug Enforcement Administration Diversion Squad with the help of multiple local police agencies.
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