Woman arrested after allegedly trying to obtain drugs with forged prescription


An investigation into a report that a woman was attempting to obtain drugs with an altered prescription resulted in the arrest of the woman Wednesday.

Debra Bradley, 30, who is currently on probation in Lincoln County and has a Lake Village address, was taken into custody after police were called at11:30 a.m. to Walgreen’s at 2503 W. 28th Ave., Detective Jerry Lambert said during a court hearing Friday.

Lambert said the prescription, which was issued by a local doctor and called for two prescriptions, had been altered to add two additional medications, Hydrocodone and Zanax, which are both controlled substances.

Lambert said when the pharmacy contacted the doctor who wrote the prescription, he cancelled it, and Bradley got involved in an altercation when she tried to exit the store. She also complained of pain and was taken to the emergency room at Jefferson Regional Medical Center where she was examined and released.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $10,000 bond for Bradley after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with second-degree forgery and trying to obtain a controlled substance by fraud.

The Public Defender’s Office was appointed to represent Bradley.