OIG: Mom tried trading kid's ADD pills for painkillers

A Weakley Co. woman is accused of trading prescription medicine meant for her child for painkillers she intended to use herself.

Tina Christiansen (Courtesy: Office of the Inspector General)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Weakley Co. woman is accused of trading prescription medicine meant for her child for painkillers she intended to use herself. Tina Christianson was arrested on charges of TennCare fraud, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) announced on Wednesday.

“This type of drug diversion is especially outrageous and troubling when a child is prescribed a medcation and it is traded for a strong narcotic,” Inspector General Deborah Y. Faulkner said.

According to the OIG, Chistiansen, 40,tried swapping her kid's Vyvanse, an attention deficit disorder drug, for morphine pills. She was arrested following a joint investigation by the Martin Police Dept. and the Union City Police Dept.


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