State's First Doctor Shopping Arrests Made in East Tennessee

HUNTSVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) Five Scott County residents have been indicted under Tennessee's new "Doctor Shopping Law"

The law is aimed at people who may go to multiple doctors to get prescriptions for the same or similar medications, and getting TennCare to pick up the tab.

According to the Tennessee office of the Inspector General, all arrests are connected to the drug hydrocodone.

Leland R. Webb, 41, was indicted on four counts of fraudulently obtaining controlled substances and using TennCare to pay for them.

Brenda C. Smith, 57, was indicted on two counts of TennCare fraud, two counts of sale of Schedule III controlled substance, two counts of sale of a Schedule II controlled substance, two counts of sale of counterfeit controlled substance and two counts of attempting to sell a Schedule II controlled substance.

Mary A. Goodman, 48, of Scott Co, was indicted on one count of TennCare fraud and one count of sale of Schedule III controlled substance.

Wayne M. Kiser, 34, was indicted on one count of TennCare fraud and three counts of sale of schedule III controlled substance.

Bobby Ray Newport, 58, was indicted on one count of TennCare fraud and one count of sale of Schedule III controlled substance.

"TennCare fraud crosses all social, economic and professional lines," Faulkner said. "The common link is that people committing TennCare fraud are taking something they're not entitled to, and they're taking it from all the taxpayers of Tennessee."


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