Six charged in nursing home drug scam

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SULPHUR, Okla. -- Police say at the Callway Nursing Home in Sulphur, staffers were writing prescriptions for drugs they didn't need, and then selling those drugs to people outside the nursing home.

Six people have now been charged in this case, that has been under investigation since January.

Administrators refused to comment when KFOR came by the nursing home on Thursday.

Local residents, though, were more vocal.

"This is a scandal, this is outrageous," said Nick Blackburn, who lives near the nursing home.

His neighbor agreed.

"As the years have gone by and everything, it seems like it's more prominent," said Holly Lynn Worley.

Police say the case mostly centers on 9 thousand doses of hydrocodone.

Four people have already been arrested: Mackenzie Digby, Jackie Alexander, Carrie Billings, and Melanie Kirby.

Police say the group even went as far as to phone in fake prescriptions, claiming it was for residents staying at the facility.

"These people came in covered wagons to Oklahoma. They helped settle Oklahoma, and for anybody to be mean them, or hateful, or  steal from them, well, it pissed me off, " said Worley of the charges.


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