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Prescription pills for meth: Two Carter County women charged with TennCare fraud

Johnson City Press Staff • Apr 27, 2010 at 12:00 AM

NASHVILLE — Two Elizabethton women have been charged in neighboring Johnson County for trading drugs paid for by TennCare for home-brewed crystal methamphetamine, The Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration said Tuesday in a news release.

The Office of Inspector General announced the arrest of Colleen Stevens, 31, and Kelly Tester, 22, both of Elizabethton. The case came to the OIG from the Unicoi County Sheriff's Office, which initially made the bust on the meth lab.

Stevens was charged with three counts of TennCare fraud for diverting Claritin-D, an antihistamine paid for by TennCare, in exchange for the methamphetamine. She was being held on unrelated charges in the Johnson County Jail, where she was served with the indictment.

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