Woman accused of forging painkiller prescription - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Woman accused of forging painkiller prescription

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Jessica Fields (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections) Jessica Fields (source: Louisville Metro Department of Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A woman is in trouble with the law after police say she tried to fill her prescription for pain medication early.

According to the arrest report, 28-year-old Jessica A. Fields received a prescription for Fentanyl -- a powerful painkiller often delivered through the skin via a patch -- from Bluegrass Pain Management.

The doctor's instructions on the prescription pad read: "fill on 10/21/11" but police say Fields altered the prescription to read: "Fill Today" and took it to the Walgreen's on New Cut Road and Palatka to be filled.

Police say pharmacists suspected the prescription had been forged and contacted police. Detectives checked with the doctor who wrote the prescription and verified that it had been altered.

Fields was arrested around 1 a.m. and charged with forging a prescription for a controlled substance.

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