COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah (AP) — A South Salt Lake man has been arrested on suspicion of using his dog to obtain prescription drugs for himself from different veterinarians.
Oliver Moore was arrested Friday for investigation of prescription fraud after police said he tried to get a refill of the pain reliever tramadol for his dog at American Paws Veterinary Hospital in Cottonwood Heights.
Moore is accused of going to about six veterinary clinics for prescription drugs for his dog since July. Investigators believe he gave pills to his dog but also took some himself.
Cottonwood Heights police Sgt. Corbett Ford told KSL (http://bit.ly/MRpHAs ) it's the first case of "doggy-doctor shopping" the force has encountered.
Veterinarian Jolie Pope of the American Paws clinic notified police after becoming suspicious about his multiple requests for tramadol.
Information from: KSL-TV, http://www.ksl.com/