Woman arrested after allegedly using forged prescription


A report that a woman was attempting to obtain drugs with a fake prescription Tuesday resulted in the woman’s arrest inside a Walgreen’s store.

Judith Brantley, 31, initially told police her husband had given her the prescription to get filled, then changed her story and said a a cousin asked her to pick it up, Detective Jacqueline Stevenson said in a probable cause affidavit.

During a court hearing Wednesday, Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said a pharmacist at Walgreen’s had been alerted by a call from a pharmacist at Fred’s who reported that a woman had tried to fill the fraudulent prescription there, then left.

Kizer said the pharmacist contacted the doctor’s office that allegedly issued the prescription and confirmed that the office did not issue it, and that the prescription was for a schedule two narcotic.

Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set a $2,500 bond for Brantley after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge her with attempting to obtain drugs by fraud.

Kearney told Brantley to come back to court May 8.