Forged prescription at local pharmacy

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SALYERSVILLE – A Richmond woman was arrested for allegedly possessing a forged prescription.

On Monday, April 2, according to the arrest citation, Magoffin County Sheriff Office Detective Neil Adams received a call from Rite Aid Pharmacy that they had a forged prescription and that Barbara Fletcher, 49, of Richmond, was there to pick it up. 

Reportedly, the prescription was called in by Dr. Melissa Avery, but Dr. Avery told police that it was a forged prescription and she did not call it in. 

The prescription, which was in James Helton’s name, was for Gabapentin and Celexa, but Fletcher allegedly tried to pick up the Gabapentin and signed Helton’s name.

Adams seized the medication and the forged prescription at Rite Aid.

Fletcher was arrested and taken to the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, where she remains at press time. She is currently charged with criminal possession of a forged prescription, first offense. 

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