NASHVILLE – A joint investigation with Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and investigators with the McEwen Police Department has resulted in the arrest of the owner/operator of a clinic in McEwen on charges related to drug diversion and prescription fraud.
At the request of 23rd District Attorney General Ray Crouch, on March 23rd, TBI Special Agents, working alongside detectives with the McEwen Police Department and Tennessee Department of Health, began investigating a complaint of drug diversion and prescription fraud at the Coleman Family Care Clinic in McEwen. The clinic is owned and operated by nurse practitioner Juelda Coleman. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that since October 2015, Coleman had been writing fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances, and distributed controlled substances in exchange for cash.
On Wednesday, Agents and investigators executed a search warrant at the clinic location at 9437 US Highway 70 East in McEwen. As a result of this investigation, Juelda Coleman, 44, was arrested Wednesday afternoon. She was charged with three counts of Unlawful Dispensing of a Controlled Substance, one count of Illegal Sale of Schedule II Controlled Substance, and one count of Identity Theft. At the time of this news release, Coleman was being booked into the Humphreys County Jail, where she will be held on a $100,000 bond.