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McCready Charged With Drug Fraud

August 7, 2004

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) _ Country singer Mindy McCready has been charged with prescription drug fraud after authorities said she used a fake prescription to obtain the pain medicine OxyContin.

McCready, 28, was arrested Thursday at her home in Nashville by agents with the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force, according to the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities say McCready presented a fraudulent prescription for OxyContin at a pharmacy on Feb. 12, paid for the drugs and then left. Investigators later learned that McCready was not a patient at the doctor’s office from which the prescription purportedly originated.

McCready was booked into the county jail and held on $10,000 bond. She posted bail and was released the same day.

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).″

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