Salisbury woman charged with doctor shopping
A Rowan County woman was charged with doctor shopping with a prescription authorities said she obtained legally. Angela Hall Sifford, 48, of the 100 block of Owens Drive, Salisbury, was charged Friday with felony obtaining controlled substances by misrepresenting herself/withholding information.
According to an arrest warrant, Sifford failed to advise a doctor at Carolina Women’s Health Associates on Jan. 31 that she was already receiving an opiate-based controlled substance from a physician’s assistant. The woman received 30 hydrocodone pills from a doctor. Sifford was issued a $1,000 secured bond and has since been released from the county jail. She is slated to appear in court Tuesday. The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the matter.