CLAREMORE, OKLAHOMA – Chelsea Police Chief Jeremy Murrell was charged Thursday with a dozen felony drug counts.
He was charged with 12 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
Murrell, who was arrested on August 13, 2010, is accused of doctor shopping, or getting painkillers from several different doctors, sometimes at the same time.
An affidavit says Murrell received Lortab prescriptions from seven different doctors and filled those scripts at nine different pharmacies for a total of 3,000 pills since last fall.
Murrell has been placed on paid suspension. He is due back in court on September 1.