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Country singer charged with drug fraud

Mindy McCready allegedly used a fake prescription to obtain OxyContin
/ Source: The Associated Press

Country singer Mindy McCready was arrested Thursday and charged with prescription drug fraud after authorities said she used a fake prescription to obtain the pain medicine OxyContin.

McCready, 28, was arrested at her home in Nashville, according to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department. She allegedly presented a fraudulent prescription for OxyContin at a pharmacy on Feb. 12, paid for the drug and then left.

Investigators say they later learned that McCready was not a patient at the doctor’s office listed on the prescription.

McCready was booked Thursday into the Williamson County jail, about 25 miles south of Nashville, before she was released on $10,000 bail.

The singer had a No. 1 hit in 1996 with “Guys Do It All the Time.” Her other hits include “Ten Thousand Angels” and “A Girl’s Gotta Do (What a Girl’s Gotta Do).”