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Drug ring exposed, possibly involving Memphis woman

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Dorothy Bowie of Memphis may be part of a drug forgery ring operating in Tennessee and Mississippi. Dorothy Bowie of Memphis may be part of a drug forgery ring operating in Tennessee and Mississippi.
Federal agents say Bowie tried to get a prescription filled for the painkiller oxycodone. Federal agents say Bowie tried to get a prescription filled for the painkiller oxycodone.
Bowie is alleged to have tried to pickup the drug at the pharmacy of this Kroger at Mendenhall near Poplar. Bowie is alleged to have tried to pickup the drug at the pharmacy of this Kroger at Mendenhall near Poplar.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) – A Memphis woman will spend the night behind bars, after her arrest exposed a Mid-South drug ring.

Investigators say there is a prescription forgery ring operating in at least two states: Tennessee and Mississippi. We talked with the doctor who investigators say was victimized in the scheme.

Dorothy Bowie of Memphis may be part of a drug forgery ring operating in the states.  Federal agents say Bowie went into the pharmacy of Kroger at Mendenhall near Poplar, and tried to get a prescription filled for the painkiller oxycodone.

The pharmacist at Kroger called the doctor in Philadelphia, Mississippi to check out the prescription.  The pharmacist was told no one at the doctor's office wrote the prescription and told the pharmacist to contact the DEA.

Dr. Augustus Soriano told us Bowie has never been a patient of his and he doesn't write prescriptions for pain killers.  He is aware of an investigation by the DEA into a prescription forgery ring.

Kimbrough Taylor figures it was easy to find a doctor.

"Victimized, yes.  Was he singled out, I don't know...looked in the phone book found a name," said Taylor.

It is not clear how the doctors names were chosen.  We spoke with the DEA agent handling the case. She told us it is an ongoing investigation, and could not talk about it.

Bowie's last known address is in southeast Memphis.  The man in the house said he just bought it a couple of years ago but does not know Bowie.  Mail for her has been delivered to the house.

Dorothy Bowie also has an outstanding warrant. Investigators say it is for passing bad checks.

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