La: Former medical assistant, 7 others jailed in connection with prescription fraud

Littice Bacon-Blood reports:

A former medical assistant at a children’s clinic and seven others have been arrested and jailed in connection with a fraudulent prescription drug ring for opiate-based medication, authorities in St. John the Baptist Parish announced Friday (April 13).

Authorities at the St. John Sheriff’s Office accuse the medical assistant, identified by authorities as 34-year-old Shallon Dunmiles of Ama , of using a stolen physician’s prescription pad to distribute more than 140 fake prescriptions.


It was not immediately known whether the children’s names used were patients at the pediatric clinic where Dunmiles worked. Authorities identified the medical facility as Children’s Pediatric Clinic but did not release the address or where it is located.

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