Sep 24, 2013 5:05 PM by Tonya LaCoste
A Delcambre police officer has been arrested after being accused of altering his pain medication prescriptions. Police Chief James Broussard asked Louisiana State Police to investigate, and state police detectives discovered Raleigh Cheramie, 38, altered his prescriptions seven times between March 2013 and August 2013, according to Trooper Stephen Hammons. "He would alter them so he could receive more than the prescribed number of pills," he said.
Cheramie turned himself in to detectives at the Vermilion Parish Jail on Tuesday, Sept. 24. He's charged with 7-Counts of obtaining a controlled dangerous substance by Fraud, 7-Counts of altering any prescription for a CDS, and 7-Counts of health care fraud.