MPD Officer Faces Drug Charges

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(Memphis) Memphis Police officer Paula Jamerson has been arrested on a warrant for four counts of Obtaining Controlled Substance by Fraud/Deception/Forged Prescription.

According to police, Jamerson filled four fraudulent prescriptions for Phentermine at local pharmacies between December 12, 2011 and August 15, 2012.

Phentermine is used, “…to speed weight loss in overweight people who are exercising and eating a low-calorie diet. Phentermine is in a class of medications called anorectics. It works by decreasing appetite.”

Jamerson, the 22nd MPD officer arrested this year, has been routinely relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of this investigation.

She has beenĀ  with the Memphis Police Department since January 2000 and is currently assigned to Ridgeway Station.