Officials: Sweetwater woman used TennCare to pay for drugs, sold them

Brenda Lou McNabb / Source: Office of the Inspector General

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Office of the Inspector General announced charges for a Monroe County woman related to TennCare fraud.

Brenda Lou McNabb, 51, was charged with one count of TennCare fraud and two counts of sale and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance.

McNabb is accused of getting a hydrocodone prescription and selling some of the drugs to "a confidential informant." According to the Inspector General, she paid for a clinical visit and the prescription using TennCare benefits.

“The trafficking of opioids is a problem across the state, and we will not tolerate it,” Inspector General Kim Harmon said. “Enrollees who participate in selling drugs paid for by TennCare and those that buy them should understand this is a serious crime we intend to pursue.”