A Pinehurst man was arrested for doctor-shopping after he managed to falsely obtain 4,098 prescription pills, according to a press release from Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

Moore County Sheriff’s Department arrested Charles Edward Hunt, age 44 who lives at Pinehurst Manor in Pinehurst, and charged him two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation and withholding information from a health care provider (doctor shopping), felony possession of a schedule II controlled-substance and trafficking in opiates.

Sheriff Godfrey stated, “Between June 3, 2016 and June 9, 2017, Hunt obtained a total of 49 prescriptions for a variety of controlled-substances that included Oxycodone, Suboxone, and Alprazolam from several Moore County health providers. By misrepresentation and withholding information, Hunt was able to obtain a total of 1,260 dosage units of Oxycodone, 1,248 dosage units of Suboxone and 1,590 dosage units of Alprazolam.”
Oxycodone and Suboxone are opioid narcotics and are schedule II controlled-substances and Alprazolam is a benzodiazepine which is a schedule IV controlled-substance, according to the news release.

According to arrest records, Hunt has a $175,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear court on August 22nd.

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