Cliff Tredway, 44, was indicted on five counts of doctor shopping and four counts of prescription drug fraud.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
A man who has been the face of the Nashville Rescue Mission for much of the last decade is facing serious drug charges.
Cliff Tredway is the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the Nashville Rescue Mission.
The 44-year-old was recently indicted by a Williamson County grand jury on five counts of doctor shopping and four felony counts of prescription drug fraud.
Members of the 21st Judicial Drug Task Force arrested Tredway outside the mission late last week.
According to agents, Tredway admitted to doctor shopping for Adderall, a stimulant prescribed for patients with ADD.
Drug agents told Nashville's News 2 Investigates Tredway had two doctors in Nashville and one in Williamson County who all reportedly supplied him with a 30-day supply of the drug each month.
Investigators said there is no evidence Tredway was selling the pills, however, his recent arrest isn't his first run-in with law enforcement.
In 2009, Tredway was reportedly seeing eight to 12 doctors who were writing a 30-day prescription to Tredway every month.
DTF agents said they spoke with Tredway about the allegations and the alleged doctor shopping reportedly stopped.
Glenn Cranfield is the president and CEO of the Nashville Rescue Mission.
"We want to do what is right and take the appropriate action and we will do that as we learn what the details are," he said. "I would say we are sad and our hearts and prayers go out to Cliff and as we learn the nature of what is going on, we will do the right thing."
DTF agents told Nashville's News 2 Investigates the doctors were the ones who noticed the pill consumption in the most recent investigation and it was the doctors who first contacted authorities.
Jail sources confirm Tredway bonded out of jail Monday afternoon on a $25,000 bond. He's due in court August 14.