A Smithville couple faces drug fraud charges after they were caught trying to pass a forged prescription at a local pharmacy.
The suspects, Tisha Elaine Burns, 41, and Chase D. Groshon, 20, both of the same address in Smithville are charged with prescription forgery in a case authorities say included their plans to traffic the illegally gotten drugs.
Their arrests came after the forged prescription was received at Walgreens. Police were called to the scene where it was confirmed the doctor whose name was on the prescription had not made out the prescription.
The prescription in question was for 60 Roxicodone, which is a prescription pain reliever.
Burns was arrested when she entered the pharmacy in an attempt to retrieve the prescription. Officers then moved outside where they found Groshon waiting in the car. He was charged after police found evidence on Burns’ phone of his involvement in the drug fraud.
“Her cellphone records indicate his involvement in the sale and distribution of Roxicodene,” said McMinnville master patrolman Kenneth Seagraves.
Officers reported finding a small pipe with marijuana residue in the car. The discovery added the charge of possession of drug paraphernalia against Burns, who is also charged with driving on a suspended license.