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Off-duty Memphis officer arrested for fake prescriptions

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

An off-duty Memphis police officer surrendered to police on Tuesday after a warrant was issued for her arrest on four counts of obtaining a controlled substance by forged prescriptions, a police spokesperson said.

Arrested was 39-year-old Paula Jamerson, filled four fraudulent prescriptions for Phentermine at metro Memphis pharmacies in a nine-month period between Dec. 12, 2011 and Aug. 15, 2012.

Phentermine is an appetite suppressant used together with diet and exercise to treat obesity.

There have been 20 Memphis police officers and civilian employees arrested so far in 2012.

Officer Jamerson, who has been with the city's police force since January 2000, is assigned to the Ridgeway station.

She has been relieved of duty pending an investigation.

 

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