Tallulah doc’s girlfriend pleads guilty to 5 counts

Published 11:28 am Monday, July 28, 2014

Pattie Carr, who prosecutors say had her live-in boyfriend write her fraudulent prescriptions for more than 13,000 pills of painkillers, has pleaded guilty to five counts of prescription forgery.

Carr, 43, pleaded guilty last week to five of the 74 counts of forgery against her.

Circuit Judge M. James Chaney set sentencing for Carr for 1:30 p.m. Aug. 4.

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Carr is represented by John Bullard.

Sheriff’s deputies said Carr picked up the thousands of pills of the painkillers hydrocodone and Lyrica using prescriptions written by Chenier.

More than 300 empty pill bottles were found inside a bedroom closet at the home the couple shared at 100 Colonial Drive when narcotics agents raided it in 2011.

Chenier, who is represented by Lisa Ross of Jackson and Marshal Sanders, is set to stand trial Sept. 15 for 74 counts of prescription forgery and a single count of conspiracy. Defense attorneys estimated the trial could take up to a month.

The couple is also the subject of a civil lawsuit filed in January 2012.

District Attorney Ricky Smith filed the suit that seeks to seize the home Chenier and Carr shared on Colonial Drive.
The house and land are subject to forfeiture because of having been used to facilitate violation of the Mississippi Uniform Controlled Substances Law, the suit claims.
The suit is still pending before Warren County Judge Johnny Price.
Chenier is currently listed on the roster at Madison Parish Hospital, according to the hospital’s website, however, the state of Louisiana has placed his medical license on probation.
He received his medical degree in 1980 at Meharry Medical College in Nashville and has been in practice since 1982, records show.