Three Woodford County women were indicted Wednesday after they attempted to get their hands on prescription painkillers by using fake prescriptions from a local doctor, a prosecutor says.
Jennifer Long, 39, of Midway, forged fake prescriptions – one for 40 pills and a second for 10 – for Tammy Dyer, 50, of Versailles, and Tara Gaines, 33, of Versailles, to turn in at two Frankfort pharmacies, Commonwealth’s Attorney Larry Cleveland said.
“Someone would call into a pharmacy and say they worked for Dr. Riddle from the Frankfort Regional Medical Center emergency room,” Cleveland said.
“Well the only problem with that is the pharmacy knew that Dr. Riddle no longer worked in the emergency room, and they called the police.”
Gaines on April 17 tried to retrieve 40 pills from Walgreens on Versailles Road, and Dyer attempted to pick up 10 pills from Kroger on Brighton Park Boulevard, Cleveland said.
The police were waiting for the women when they arrived at the pharmacies, he said.
Long is charged with complicity in an attempt to obtain controlled substance by fraud and three counts of forgery of a prescription, according to the indictment. Dyer and Gaines are each charged with attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud.
Those indicted by the Franklin County grand jury Wednesday included:
>Fredrick Thurman, 30, of 200 Landings Drive, for possession of a controlled substance April 2.
>Leslie Adney, 44, of 515 St. Clair St. #2, for receiving stolen property worth $3,000 Dec. 25 and April 3.
>Matthew Strickland, 24, of 613 Kentucky Ave., for wanton endangerment and carrying a concealed weapon June 18.
>Christopher Baker, 28, of 35 Ashwood Court #16, for burglary June 16.
>James T. Purvis, 44, address unavailable, for stalking and intimidating a participant in the legal process June 18-19.
>John R. Saylor Jr., 30, for receiving stolen property Oct. 30. He was also charged as a persistent felon in possession of a handgun.