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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Frankfort Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Obtain Drugs with Forged Prescriptions

LEXINGTON, Ky.  — Tiffany Miller, 39, of Frankfort, Ky., pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiring to obtain controlled substances by fraud.

In her guilty plea, Miller admitted that she agreed with others to use stolen prescriptions, which she had obtained from hospitals where she worked, to obtain the drugs.  Miller forged the doctor’s names on stolen prescription forms for Ritalin and Adderall.  Miller and others presented the forged prescriptions to numerous pharmacies in Central Kentucky.  The  prescription forms were taken from Baptist Health, in Lexington; Fleming County Hospital, in Flemingsburg; and Manchester Memorial, in Clay County.  Miller and others were able to obtain more than 2,000 pills using the forged prescriptions.  Miller was indicted by a grand jury in July of 2018.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Christopher Evans, Special Agent in Charge, D.E.A.; and Richard Sanders, Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, jointly announced the guilty plea.

The investigation was conducted by D.E.A. and Kentucky State Police.  The United States was represented by Assistant United States Attorney Roger W. West.

Miller is currently scheduled to appear for sentencing, before Senior United States District Judge Joseph M. Hood, in Lexington, on December 3, 2018, at 11:00 a.m.  She faces a maximum prison sentence of 4 years.  However, any sentence following conviction will be imposed by the Court after consideration of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of sentences.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs
Updated September 6, 2018