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Narcotics agents arrest Hernando pharmacist, nurse practitioner from central Mississippi

Source: Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics

State narcotics agents arrested a pharmacist and a nurse practitioner as part of pharmaceutical drug investigations

Posted: Jul 31, 2019 4:59 PM
Updated: Jul 31, 2019 4:59 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - State narcotics agents arrested a pharmacist and a nurse practitioner as part of pharmaceutical drug investigations

Jerry Vaughn, 33, a pharmacist from Hernando, surrendered himself to state agents at the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday.

He is charged with the embezzlement of approximately 250 dosage units of Suboxone, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN).

Suboxone is a prescription medication that is used to treat adults who are addicted to opioids.

In a separate investigation, agents arrested nurse practitioner Shannon Mott, 44, of Collinsville.

During a search of her home, agents found quantities of sedatives, decongestants and pain killers.

Officers took her to the Lauderdale County jail.

She is charged with one count of attempting to obtain Oxycodone/Acetaminophen by fraudulent means. She also faces one count of obtaining Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen by fraudulent means.

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