New Tazewell woman charged with selling TennCare drugs

New Tazewell woman charged with selling TennCare drugs

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Amy Elaine Burgess (source: Claiborne County Sheriff's Office) Amy Elaine Burgess (source: Claiborne County Sheriff's Office)

NEW TAZEWELL (WATE) - A New Tazewell woman is charged with TennCare fraud for allegedly selling prescription drugs paid for by the program.

Amy Elaine Burgess, 48, is charged with TennCare fraud, sale of a Schedule III controlled substance in a drug free zone, and delivery of a Schedule III controlled substance in a drug free zone.

She's accused of getting hydrocodone with TennCare benefits, while planning to sell at least a portion of the prescription.

TennCare fraud is a Class E felony that carries a sentence of up to two years in prison. Sale and delivery of a controlled substance in a drug free zone are both Class C felonies that carry three to six years in prison.

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