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Woman visits five doctors for hydrocodone and Xanax

  1. gal68
    A woman was arraigned on two counts of fraud Thursday, May 9th.

    Jessica Trevino allegedly possessed schedule three and four controlled substances by fraud.
    She allegedly went on a doctor visit spree over the course of several months.

    The 33-year-old woman visited a CVS Pharmacy in Brownsville to fill her Hydrocodone and Xanax prescription more often than usual, which led to suspicion about her medication. Upon the suspicion, the pharmacist ran a check on Trevino through their system and discovered that she had been seeing various doctors throughout Brownsville.

    She allegedly visited five different doctors to obtain schedule three and four prescription medications from them. According to court documents obtained by Action 4 News, Trevino allegedly visited multiple doctors during the same period of time.

    According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Hydrocodone is a schedule three controlled drug, and Xanax is a schedule four controlled drug.

    She allegedly obtained an amount not medically necessary for her of the controlled substances.
    The two counts are third degree felonies. She appeared before Magistrate Judge Manuel Flores Jr. where her bond was set at $15,000.

    by Action 4 News Staff
    Posted: 05.11.2013 at 11:53 AM


  1. carter 1203
    Did this lady think she would not get caught? She's probably gotten away with it for a while but they caught up with her. It's not a shock seeing how many states now have the shared prescription database between doctors and pharmacies. What surprised me were the bigoted comments and assumptions people made when I opened the article regarding her ethnicity and socioeconomic status. I thought "redneck" attitudes in Florida were bad, but damn I forgot about the Republic of Texas.
  2. mer kaba
    sorry, but how is someone doctor shopping really post-worthy news? Hundreds, Thousands do this daily... I have an aunt who spent the last decade doing it. People do it, plenty get caught.
  3. carter 1203
    I get what you're saying about maybe not being so news-worthy. But things have changed so much as of late, it's letting people know they should stop it because they will get caught.

    I'm not proud of my past experiences. I live in South Florida, ground zero for doctor shoppers. I went to a primary doctor, psychiatrist and a couple pain doctors all at once. Not always getting the same exact prescriptions, but similar. There were overlapping times with pain management where I requested to pay cash in order to not raise red flags with insurance not covering them.

    It was a risky game and I got away with it, due to the fact Florida was slow as molasses getting their database linked up. I was addicted and doctors never questioned me. I'm thankful that I stopped, first mainly due to financial constraints. I slowed down on my opiate intake. It took some time to completely quit.

    Just a warning to people that see different doctors: Yes you may get away with getting duplicate prescriptions but chances are, you will get caught at the pharmacy. Even if you pay cash and don't use insurance, many share common information sharing software.
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