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Amelia Dugger, 47 of Kingsport (Source: Office of Inspector General - Tennessee) Amelia Dugger, 47 of Kingsport (Source: Office of Inspector General - Tennessee)
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KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) -

A Sullivan County woman has been arrested by Kingsport police for allegedly selling prescription drugs she obtained through the TennCare State Healthcare insurance plan.

The state inspector general's office says Amelia Dugger, 47 of Kingsport, was arrested after an investigation by the Kingsport Police Department. 

Investigators made the connection after executing a drug search warrant at her home. It was determined that TennCare was used to get the drugs.

"Local police as well as healthcare providers are clearly committed to eliminating prescription drug abuse in our communities," Inspector General Deborah Faulkner said.  "We're doing our part to stop this kind of abuse in the TennCare program."

If convicted of TennCare fraud, Dugger could face a two-year sentence. 

To date, over 1,900 people have been charged with TennCare fraud. 

The state encourages Tennesseans to report suspicious activity. Anyone can report suspected TennCare fraud by calling 1-800-433-3982 toll-free from anywhere in Tennessee, or log on to www.tn.gov/tnoig and follow the prompts that read "Report TennCare Fraud."

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