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OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma City mother is facing felony charges following a doctor-shopping investigation.

Prosecutors say the suspect, 26-year-old Andee Smith allegedly conned multiple doctors to obtain dozens of prescriptions.

It all started with an anonymous tip to OBN.

Prosecutors say Smith would visit multiple doctors offices getting illegal prescriptions from each clinic.

That's a crime known as doctor shopping.

Prosecutors allege the suspect acquired nearly 3,000 pills illegally in just the last year.

Law enforcement says prescription pill abuse is all too common in Oklahoma.

"We do have a problem is Oklahoma.  Thousands of people have problems with it.  What we have to do is realize it's affecting all of our families," said OBN director Darrell Weaver.

We tried to track down the suspect, but court records listed multiple addresses.

The suspect is now facing charges of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

The OBN does offer a prescription monitoring program.

That allows doctors to see if a patient has gotten prescriptions from other clinics, but right now those checks are not mandatory.

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