NASHVILLE, Tenn.(WVLT) – Two men in Bradley County are charged with selling prescription drugs, with one of the men accused of using TennCare to pay for the drugs at the pharmacy.
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced the arrests of Roberto Veloz, Jr., 44, of Cleveland, and Richard M. Worley, Jr., 64, of Charleston. The arrests are the result of a joint effort with the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office.
Veloz is charged with TennCare fraud, sale of a Schedule III controlled substance, and delivery of a Schedule III controlled substance. He’s accused of using TennCare benefit to obtain the painkiller Hydrocodone, later selling a portion of the drugs to an undercover agent.
Worley is charged with unlawful possession of the painkiller Oxycodone, some of which he later sold to an undercover agent. He is also charged with sale of a Schedule II controlled substance and delivery of a Schedule II controlled substance.
TennCare fraud is a Class E felony carrying a sentence of up to two years in prison.