Delcambre Police officer arrested by State Police for altering prescriptions

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - 6:24pm

Louisiana State Police Detectives have arrested a Delcambre Police Officer for obtaining pain medication by fraud and other charges.

In August 2013, Detectives received a request from Delcambre Police Chief James Broussard to investigate one of his officers he believed was altering prescriptions. During the investigation, Detectives found that Raleigh Cheramie, 38, of Delcambre was altering pain medication prescriptions he was receiving from his doctor. He would alter them so he could receive more than the prescribed number of pills.

Detectives found seven different occasions, between March 2013 and August 2013, in which he did this. Detectives also discovered he used his health insurance to pay for the medication.

After gathering all of the information, Detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for Cheramie. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, he turned himself into Detectives at the Vermilion Parish Jail. He was booked for 7-Counts of obtaining a controlled dangerous substance (CDS) by Fraud, 7-Counts of altering any prescription for a CDS, and 7-Counts of health care fraud.

This case remains under investigation.

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