Drug charges levied

Drug charges levied

Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 11:30 am

The Messenger. 07.07.08 A Union City woman was charged with two drug-related offenses after allegedly attempting to obtain a prescription drug at a local pharmacy. Jennifer Lynn Coleman, 41, of 1632 Old Rives Road, Union City, was arrested at 5:36 p.m. Thursday at Fred’s Pharmacy at 1405 South Home St. in Union City and charged with attempting to obtain narcotics by fraud, according to a Union City Police Department report. Police had been dispatched to the pharmacy a short time earlier in reference to someone’s allegedly trying to pass a forged prescription. Upon arrival, an officer spoke with a pharmacy employee who reported that Ms. Coleman was there attempting to pick up a prescription for 90 Xanax pills allegedly phoned in by a nurse at a Kenton clinic. The pharmacy employee became suspicious of the call and contacted both the clinic’s nurse and nurse practitioner, both of whom said they did not call in the prescription or write a prescription for Ms. Coleman, police reported. A short time later at the Obion County Law Enforcement Complex, Ms. Coleman was being searched during booking when officers found two Hydrocodone pills in a flexible pill container in one of her pockets. She told police she had a prescription for the pills, but they were not in a prescription container, resulting in Ms. Coleman’s also being charged with simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, according to the police report.

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