Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Fayette | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Warren | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

Local Nurse Charged with Doctor Shopping

prescription handsPADUCAH, KY (2/2/12) – The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department Drug Division completed an investigation into doctor shopping by a local nurse on Thursday February 2, 2012. In early January 2012, detectives received a tip alleging that Tonya Rolison of Paducah was obtaining controlled substances by fraud from area doctors.
 
Detectives began an investigation and immediately discovered several discrepancies in Rolison’s prescription medication history. Beginning in late 2010, Rolison began receiving Tramadol, a controlled substance pain reliever, from several different doctors. At this same time, she was receiving Tramadol from a local Veterinarian for her dog. This pattern continued for several months.
 
In late 2011, Rolison also began receiving Ambien, a controlled substance sleep aid, from more than one doctor. As with the Tramadol, there were several overlaps in the prescriptions for Ambien.

During the investigation, detectives learned that Rolison had seen two different Veterinarians for the treatment of her dog. The investigation revealed that Rolison had received Tramadol from both of the Veterinarians and had received the Tramadol within the same time period on more than one occasion.
 
On Friday January 30, 2012, Rolison was indicted by the McCracken County Grand Jury on five counts of Attempt/Obtain Controlled Substance by Fraud/False Statement. Each count is a class “D” felony and is punishable by 1 – 5 years in prison.
 
Thursday morning, Rolison turned herself in to the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department. She was lodged in the McCracken County Jail under $5,000 bail.
 
Arrested: Tonya Rolison, 46 years old, Paducah, KY
Charges: Five counts of Attempt/Obtain Controlled Substance by Fraud/False Statement (Each count is a class "D" felony, punishable by 1 - 5 years in prison)
 
Individuals with information pertaining to illegal drugs can contact the McCracken County Sheriff's Department Drug Division at 270-444-5157.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Officer Ryan Norman

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

In Other News...

Fenton Jetty Receives Maintenance

GOLDEN POND, Ky. (7/10/14) — The jetty next to the boat ramp at Fenton will be closed to foot and vehicle traffic… Read More

Two Arrest Made in Marion

MARION, Ky. (7/8/14) — On Monday, July 7, 2014 after receiving information from a confidential source, the Pennyrile… Read More

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

July 08, 2014 10325

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Shooting Death of…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 07, 2014 5669

Madisonville Police Bust Prostitution…

in Top Stories by Major Chris Taylor
July 06, 2014 5126

Hanson Man's Body Discovered in House…

in Top Stories by Information provided by Det. Shawn Bean
July 07, 2014 5002

Parents Arrested for Leaving Minors in Car

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 09, 2014 3454

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Alleged…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

July 07, 2014 5669

Madisonville Police Bust Prostitution…

in Top Stories by Major Chris Taylor
July 07, 2014 5002

Parents Arrested for Leaving Minors in Car

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 09, 2014 3454

Madisonville Woman Arrested for Alleged…

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 07, 2014 2824

MPD Responds to Fight, Drug Arrest Results

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
July 09, 2014 2241

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 9,…

in Top Stories by Crime Stoppers

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

July 07, 2014 1344

Section of Kentucky 1456/Newbolt Road in…

in News by Keith Todd
July 08, 2014 1333

Nashville Predators are Coming to the…

in News by Brittni Bunn
July 08, 2014 1235

Owensboro Police Department Reports…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
July 08, 2014 1191

Owensboro Neighborhood Alliance Meeting…

in News by Abby Shelton
July 07, 2014 603

Owensboro Man Charged with Attempted…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

July 08, 2014 10325

UPDATE: Arrest Made in Shooting Death of…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 07, 2014 2607

Life of Muhlenberg Son Hank Becker to be…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
July 08, 2014 2267

Two Vehicle Collision with Injuries

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
July 06, 2014 1931

Lake Malone Park Enjoys Busy Fourth of…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
July 08, 2014 1901

Graham Man Arrested on Several Charges

in Top Stories by Sheriff Curtis McGehee

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 06social 21social 22social 04social 03