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Woman accused of doctor shopping
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A Dawsonville woman is facing multiple charges in connection with what authorities are calling "doctor shopping."

Nichole Raye LaCount, 35, was arrested April 29.

She is charged with three counts each of withholding information from a practitioner and fraudulently obtaining controlled substances. The charges are felonies.

"She went to different doctors in Dawson County trying to obtain prescription pain pills," said Dawson County Sheriff's Capt. Tony Wooten.

The dates of the alleged crimes range from March 2013 to September 2014, according to the arrest warrants.

Wooten said LaCount attempted to obtain prescription narcotic pain pills from two different doctors within days of each other in March 2013, August 2014 and September 2014.

According to Wooten, there are numerous databases set up that are used by pharmacies to crackdown on the practice.

"If you think about it, you even have to show your license to be able to buy Mucinex, so there are things in place to try to stop people from ‘doctor shopping' to fill prescriptions for pain pills," he said.

LaCount was released on a $25,000 bond April 29.

 

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