Nurse sentenced for passing fraudulent prescriptions

Sharon Ward Douglas (Source: Warren County Drug Task Force)
Sharon Ward Douglas (Source: Warren County Drug Task Force)

LEBANON, OH (FOX19) - A certified nurse practitioner has been sentenced for passing forged and fraudulent prescriptions for oxycodone and hydrocodone.

Sharon Ward-Douglas was found guilty of 16 counts of illegal processing of a drug document and aggravated possession of drugs.

Warren County Court of Common Pleas Judge James Flannery sentenced Ward-Douglas earlier this week to a consecutive sentence of four years to be served in the Ohio Department of Corrections.

Investigators say Ward-Douglas passed the fraudulent prescriptions over a one year period. She was arrested after a joint investigation by the Warren County Drug Task Force and West Chester police.

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