A Middlesboro man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly going to two different doctors to obtain hydrocodone.
David Wayne Carroll, 36, was arrested by Sgt. Joe Holder of the Middlesboro Police Department and charged with attempt to obtain controlled substance by giving a false statement.
According to the arrest citation, Carroll obtained a prescription for a controlled substance by knowingly withholding information from a practitioner. On Jan. 22, he went to Dr. Neil Barry’s office for shoulder pain and received a prescription for hydrocodone for five days. The next day, he went to Dr. Lovie Stallworth’s office for shoulder pain and again received hyrdocodone.
Carroll was held at the Bell County Detention Center before being released on Thursday.
In other news, Heather L. Polly, 37, of Cumberland, entered a guilty plea in Bell Circuit Court on Friday. She pleaded guilty to first-, second- and third-degree possession of a controlled substance and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.
Assistant Commonwealth Attorney Tara Pope recommended two years in the penitentiary for first-degree possession, 90 days in the Bell County Jail for driving under the influence and 12 months in jail for second- and third-degree possession. The sentences are set to run concurrently with each other.
Anthony Cloud can be reached at 606-248-1010, ext. 1125 or on Twitter @AnthonyCloudMDN.