2 women accused of filling forged prescription
DUTCHTOWN - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said an investigation into reports of forged prescriptions at a Dutchtown pharmacy lead to the arrest of two women on Wednesday.
APSO Narcotics Detectives began to look into the incident when a pharmacy employee said there was a woman at the store attempting to fill a forged prescription for oxycodone, a schedule II CDS drug that is currently receiving attention from regulators based on the drug's increase in abuse.
Deputies stopped the woman, identified by authorities as 21-year-old Bonnie Toppins, as she attempted to drive away from the pharmacy with the filled prescription. Law enforcement searched the vehicle and found the drugs to be in the possession of 24-yeah-old Luvada Pondexter, who was a passenger in the car. Investigators determined that Toppins gave the drugs to Pondexter after she obtained the narcotics with the forged prescription.
The women were arrested on charges of obtaining CDS by fraud, possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, and illegal use of CDS in presence of person under 17. Pondexter faces an additional charge of obstruction of justice.
Both were booked into Ascension Parish Jail.