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Lake Charles woman charged with doctor shopping for controlled medication

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On April 30, 2014, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Vice detectives arrested Donna Y. Batchan, 44, 3636 Greinwich Blvd., Lake Charles, after a month long investigation revealed she visited over 90 different doctors in Louisiana and Texas to obtain an excessive amount of controlled medication, including 2,500 Hydrocodone pills, between January 2010 and March 2014.

Batchan was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with nine counts of prohibited acts all schedules (doctor shopping) and released on an $18,000 bond set by Judge Ron Ware.

After further investigation, Vice detectives re-arrested Batchan on May 2. She was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with additional 12 counts of prohibited acts all schedules (doctor shopping) and released on a $27,500 bond set by Judge Robert Wyatt.

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