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Three sign away TennCare benefits for selling their pills
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Three people have lost their TennCare benefits for selling their pills – bought for them by taxpayers – for profit.The drugs, which included morphine and hydrocodone, were bought from the suspects during a recent undercover drug-buying operation. It was then determined the suspects had used their TennCare benefits to get the drugs which were in turn sold to the undercover operative.While all three of the defendants were forced to sign away their TennCare benefits for the balance of their sentences, only one of them will serve jail time.Jennie Northcutt Pleasant was ordered to serve 45 days of a two-year sentence. She will be allowed to serve her sentence on weekends.