Woman arrested for doctor shopping

Amy Sutherland (Source: CPSO)
Amy Sutherland (Source: CPSO)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's detectives arrested a woman on Tuesday after their investigation revealed she was allegedly going to several different doctors in the area to obtain prescriptions for the same medicine.

31-year-old Amy Sutherland of Lake Charles was arrested by vice detectives and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center for three counts of doctor shopping and child desertion.

A judge set her bond at $6,000.

Detectives were reportedly notified by the pharmacy when Sutherland went to pick up a prescription for medication. Further investigation revealed Sutherland left her 4-year-old daughter and twin 15-month-old daughters inside the car while she went inside the pharmacy.

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