Authorities: Moore woman doctor-shopped for prescription meds
Posted September 11, 2013
Southern Pines, N.C. — Moore County deputies said Wednesday that they have charged a Southern Pines woman with fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs by visiting 11 area physicians.
Crystal Gail Ingram, 35, of 650 S. Stephen St., was charged last Thursday with two counts of obtaining controlled substance by withholding information from a health care provider, trafficking in opium, felony possession of Schedule II and Schedule III controlled substances and possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance.
Investigators determined that, between May 2012 and May 2013, Ingram went to various physicians to obtain 1,286 doses of alprazolam and 2,330 doses of oxycodone and hydrocodone. The physicians were not aware she had been seen by other doctors, according to investigators.