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January 27, 2012

Oklahoma AG joins Sulphur drug probe

Randy Mitchell City Editor
The Ada News

Sulphur —  

The Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office has joined the investigation of a Sulphur nursing home where thousands of prescription pills are missing.

Sulphur police launched an investigation after a state audit revealed as many as 3,000 Lortab pain pills were missing from the nursing home. Sulphur Police Chief David Shores said as many as five employees (now former) may be involved with taking the pills and selling them.

Assistant Murray County District Attorney John Walton said the attorney general’s involvement stems from the fact that theft of the pills involves Medicaid fraud.

No employees of the nursing home have been arrested to date.

Shores said the investigation could take weeks.