Country singer Mindy McCready was arrested yesterday (Aug. 5) and charged with prescription drug fraud after authorities said she used a fake prescription to obtain the pain medicine OxyContin.

Country singer Mindy McCready was arrested yesterday (Aug. 5) 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.

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


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