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Four Corners woman faces over 140 counts in medication case


January 24, 2018

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A 34-year-old San Juan County woman is accused of over 140 counts of drug offenses and other crimes accusing her of fraudulently obtaining prescription medication at pharmacies.

Farmington police say 34-year-old Christina Talamante of Flora Vista allegedly used fake names and those of other people when calling pharmacies and saying she was calling in opioid prescriptions from a doctor's office.

The Daily Times reports that Talamante has pleaded not guilty and that she told a detective she was addicted to Tramadol, taking more than 10 pills a day.

An attorney listed in online court records as representing Talamante did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the allegations.


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