A former special education teacher at a Billings middle school has been given a suspended sentence for seeing numerous doctors to obtain prescription pain medication.
The Billings Gazette reports District Judge Gregory Todd sentenced Koby Gayle Murray to five years with the Department of Corrections with all the time suspended, for three counts of fraudulently obtaining dangerous drugs, along with drug possession and tampering with evidence.
Murray was charged in 2012 with receiving 36 prescriptions from 19 doctors and reached a deferred prosecution agreement in May 2013.
She tested positive for drug use a month later and the case was revived.
Murray was charged with trying to get pain medication without a prescription in 2007. The charges were dismissed after three years under a deferred prosecution agreement.