MORRISTOWN — An investigation by Special Agents with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has led to the indictment and arrest of a nurse practitioner from Grainger County on prescription fraud charges.

On Aug. 10, after being contacted by the Tenn. Dept. of Health's Division of Health Related Boards, Special Agents with TBI's Drug Investigation Division began investigating allegations that Tracy Leigh Coffey, 47, of Rutledge, was using her position as a nurse practitioner to fraudulently obtain controlled substances.

“Information obtained during the investigation showed that between October 2012 and August 2015, while working at two medical practices in Morristown, Coffey fraudulently wrote and called in prescriptions in an effort to obtain Hydrocodone and tizanidine pills," TBI said.

On Nov. 1, a Hamblen Co. Grand Jury returned indictments charging Coffey with eight counts of Obtaining a Controlled Substance by Fraud.

Coffey was arrested Nov. 2 and booked into the Hamblen Co. Jail on a $24,000 bond.