Athens doctor charged with trying to get medicines

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - Police have arrested an Athens doctor and he faces fraud charges after authorities allege he illegally wrote prescriptions and picked them up himself.

Authorities have charged Kevin Scott Uren with conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime, distribution of a controlled substance and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

Authorities allege he wrote a prescription to another person for Soma and Lortab pain medications. They allege that the person filled the prescriptions, but then Uren met them and picked up the medicine.

Uren told police he's been trying to help a family member with pain management issues.

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