Waveland nurse faces 30 counts of prescription fraud - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Waveland nurse faces 30 counts of prescription fraud

Lawren LeBon Cowand (Photo source: Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics) Lawren LeBon Cowand (Photo source: Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics)

WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics arrested a Gulf Coast nurse Sunday, charging her with 30 counts of prescription fraud, MBN Director Marshall Fisher said Monday.

Bond has been set at $75,000 for 28-year-old Lawren LeBon Cowand, of 507 Fayard Street in Waveland.

During 18 months of employment as a licensed practical nurse for a Gulfport ear, nose and throat doctor, Cowand allegedly forged more than 500 prescriptions for controlled and non-controlled substances, through ten drugstores in Harrison and Hancock counties, Director Fisher said.

The four-month investigation that led to her arrest was conducted by the MBN in cooperation with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

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