Doctor's office worker indicted for drug fraud

Doctor's office worker indicted for drug fraud

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A former Albany doctor's office employee is accused of obtaining large amounts powerful painkillers by forging prescriptions.

The Dougherty County grand jury indicted Amanda Cook on 30 counts of fraud in obtaining controlled substances.

Prosecutors say from January through March while she was an employee at Orthopedics Associates, Cook ordered Morphine, Fentanyl, Meperidine, and other painkillers by the case.

"As the evidence we expect to show, there will be large amounts.  We are talking about boxes, not just individual doses, of alleged drugs," said D. A. Greg Edwards.

Cook was not indicted for selling the narcotics.   If convicted, she could face dozens of years in prison.

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