Local vet tech arrested on charges of illegally prescribing controlled substance to deceased dog

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 A former local veterinary technician was arrested on charges of illegally prescribing a controlled substance to her deceased dog.

Earlier this month, the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team’s (CNT) Diversion Unit opened an investigation based on information that a former local veterinary technician was possibly illegally prescribing medication.

According to the CNT, information received suggested 33-year-old Courtney Brown of Savannah, was prescribing prescription medication while employed as a veterinary technician at a local veterinary office.

Agents later determined Brown was regularly using her deceased dog’s name to illegally prescribe Xanax, an anti-depressant medication and scheduled IV controlled substance. All fraudulent prescriptions were filled between 2017 and 2018.

According to the CNT, Brown has been cooperative throughout the investigation and turned herself in on Monday, June 4. Brown was charged with a felony charge of Acquiring or Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Misrepresentation/Fraud/Forgery and booked into the Chatham County Detention Center. She was released on bond.

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