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Louisville mom accused of selling daughter's ADHD medication

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Tabatha L. Wadsworth (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Tabatha L. Wadsworth (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
Jessica Jackson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Jessica Jackson (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say they've arrested two women after officers uncovered a mother's scheme to alter her daughter's ADHD medication and sell it illegally.

The charges stem from an incident that took place Tuesday, March 4, at the Rite Aid on Preston Hwy., near Miles Lane.

Police say they were called to the store based on a report that a woman was trying to pick up prescription meds using a forged prescription. When they arrived, officers say they spoke to 33-year-old Jessica R. Jackson, who admitted to dropping off forged prescriptions for her 14-year-old niece.

Jackson allegedly told police that her niece has an Adderall prescription for ADHD, and that 38-year-old Tabatha L. Wadsworth -- the girl's mother -- gets the prescription, alters the strength of the medication as well as the due date, and then drops it off at the pharmacy.

Police say the prescription's strength was changed from 25 mg to 20 mg to avoid detection by her insurance company, and the due date was altered with a nail file.

Jackson allegedly told police that Wadsworth then sells her daughter's Adderall.

Jackson was arrested and charged with criminal possession of a forged instrument.

A short time later, officers arrested Wadsworth, who was in the Rite Aid parking lot. Police say she admitted to forging the prescription, and to lying to her doctor by telling her that her daughter's school asked for her to have Adderall in addition to her regular prescription, since she is diagnosed with ADHD.

In total, police say Wadsworth was able to receive four extra prescriptions for Adderall for a total of 120 pills in addition to the 120 pills she was already obtaining.

Wadsworth allegedly told police that her daughter had not taken any of her prescriptions in months because "she does not need them."

Wadsworth was arrested and charged with forged prescription of a controlled substance, and four counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud or false statement.

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