Sulphur PD thanks multi-agency effort for drug arrests

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SULPHUR, OK - Murray County authorities are still searching for two of the six nursing home employees allegedly involved in a prescription drug ring.

63-year-old Jackie Allen Alexander, 39-year-old Melanie Kirby, 41-year-old Carrie Billings and 30-year-old Mackenzie Digby have turned themselves in.

Sulphur police said outstanding warrants have been issued for 23-year-old Sierra Williams and 33-year-old Angela Ford.

With the help of the Murray County Sheriff's Office, the Attorney General's Office and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics, the six workers were charged last Thursday with conspiracy to obtain controlled substances by fraud.

They allegedly called in fake hydrocodone prescriptions for patients, used small amounts of the drug, and sold the rest on the streets.

Alexander, Kirby, Billings and Digby are expected back in court Aug. 20.

Murray County District Attorney John Walton said if convicted Billings and Kirby could spend up to life in prison.

Alexander and Digby could face up to 10 years behind bars.

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