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Couple suspected of fraudulently getting nearly 8,000 pain pills

The office manager of a Medford doctor's office was arrested Monday for allegedly using her boss's information to obtain thousands of generic Vicodin pills illegally over a 3-year period, police said.

Jodi Setzer, 41, of Central Point, allegedly used the doctor's personal identifying information and Drug Enforcement Administration number to obtain 7,800 10 milligram tablets of the generic pain relief drug — also called hydrocodone — fraudulently. Police suspect Setzer submitted requests to fill over 150 prescriptions at 12 area pharmacies from September 2009 to December 2011.

"Ballpark street value is right around 20 bucks a pill," said Sgt. Brent Mak.

Police have not released the name of the doctor's office Setzer worked for, but have said it is in the 400 block of Murphy Road. Lt. Mike Budreau said the doctor asked police not to release the name of the doctor or the office Setzer allegedly stole from to protect the office from further victimization during the investigation.

Setzer was arrested Monday by Medford police. Her husband Jason Setzer, 42, who police suspect was also involved, was cited on four counts of aggravated identity theft and released Wednesday, July 25. Jodi Setzer is still held in the Jackson County Jail on four charges of aggravated identity theft, five counts of tampering with drug records and one count of identity theft. Her bail is set at $70,000 bail.

Whether they used the pills for recreational purposes, sold them, or both, is still under investigation, police said.

— Ryan Pfeil

Jodi Setzer