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Published on September 18th, 2013 | by TLV News


Former Oxford Narcotics Head to Serve Two Years’ Probation

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced former narcotics agent Searn Lynch to two years’ probation for lying to obtain prescriptions for pain medication.

U.S. District Judge Neal B. Biggers Jr. sentenced Lynch on Tuesday in Oxford. Court documents show prosecutors made no recommendation on a sentence.

Lynch was fired from the Oxford Police Department after being charged with “doctor shopping” for prescription pain medicine. Court records show he was arrested on charges alleging that he got prescriptions from at least 17 doctors. He admitted to obtaining at least 831 doses of hydrocodone between 2005 and 2012.

Lynch pleaded guilty in April to one count of obtaining prescription drugs by deception.

He faced a maximum sentence of four years in prison.

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