SBI Arrests Salisbury Doctor for False Prescriptions

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The State Bureau of Investigation arrested an urgent care doctor in Salisbury Sept. 24 for allegedly providing more than 6,000 hydrocodone pills to another physician over a four-year period.

Dr. Cheryl Tan Navarro-McGuinness, 38, of Mooresville, was charged with the illegal distribution of a controlled substance by a practitioner without having an established and legitimate doctor and patient relationship.

Dr. Navarro-McGuinness was indicted on Monday for allegedly authorizing more than 50 prescriptions for hydrocodone to Dr. Orin Walker who lost his license and medical practice for trafficking hydrocodone. The two doctors were colleagues.

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