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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
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
Porsche tops in annual survey of vehicle quality
DETROIT (AP) -- Porsche is the top performer in an annual survey of new vehicle quality.
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