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Nashville officer facing prescription drug charges

Posted on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011    

A 36-year-old police officer from Nashville, Tennessee was recently charged with fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs such as hydrocodone. He was removed from his position in the Nashville Police Department.

Prosecutors say that the officer and his wife illegally obtained the drugs from April 23, 2008 to March 19, 2010. The couple has sixteen counts in total against them, including two counts of obtaining hydrocodone and alprazolam, a drug used to treat depression and anxiety.

The man became a police officer in 2007. This is not the first suspension for the officer, who was suspended in 2010 for leaving his department-issued gun in his personal vehicle.

If you or someone you love has lost their professional license due to drug charges, please contact the Texas criminal defense lawyers of the Leichter Law Firm at 512-495-9995.