NASHVILLE – A joint investigation with Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and investigators with the McEwen Police Department has resulted in 64 additional charges against of the former owner/operator of a clinic in McEwen, who was arrested in May 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. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that former owner/ nurse practitioner Juelda Coleman had been writing fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances, and distributed controlled substances in exchange for cash.
In May, Agents and investigators executed a search warrant at the clinic in McEwen. Coleman, 44, was arrested and charged with five counts, including Unlawful Dispensing of a Controlled Substance. Further investigation revealed that from 2014 through 2016, Coleman was using a prescription pad and forging another doctor’s name to obtain controlled substances.
On August 1st, the Humphreys County Grand Jury returned indictments charging Coleman with a total of 69 counts: 28 counts of Obtaining Prescription Drugs by Fraud, 28 counts of Forgery, four counts of Unlawful Dispensing of a Controlled Substance, one count of Possession of a Schedule IV Drug, one count of Schedule II Drug, one count of Simple Possession, one count Theft under $500, one count of a Sale of Schedule II Drug, three counts of Unlawful Dispensing of a Controlled Substance, and one count of Identity Theft. Coleman was arrested on August 5th, and booked into the Humphreys County Jail. She was released after posting a $40,000 bond.