Local woman faces drug charge after allegedly posing as nurse; other drug arrests made

Posted on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 3:36 pm

policeA Louisiana woman faces drug charges after allegedly impersonating a nurse on the phone to get prescription painkillers.
Julie Noah, 36, was arrested Jan. 22 at Family Drug after picking up a prescription for the pain killer hydrocodone, according to a probable cause statement from Louisiana police.
She is scheduled to be arraigned on charges of fraudulently attempting to obtain drugs and drug possession on Wednesday, April 9, according to Pike County Circuit Court records.

Her original bond of $10,000 cash only was reduced to $1,000 by Judge David Ash on April 1. Noah made that bail and is free pending court appearances.
The case began when the pharmacy allegedly received a phone call from Noah purporting to be a Louisiana doctor’s nurse, who asked for a prescription for hydrocodone. Noah allegedly called the pharmacy again using the nurse’s name asking “to up the dosage of the medication,” according to the probable cause statement.
The pharmacy called the doctor’s office and was told Noah had tried to get the doctor to fill the prescription earlier but was denied, the police statement said. Noah also allegedly tried to get the prescription filled at Walmart in Bowling Green, according to the statement.

Meth allegedly
came via mail
A Louisiana man is facing a drug possession charge after allegedly receiving methamphetamine in the mail, according to county court records.
Timothy Brandon Clayton, 29, was arrested on a warrant from Judge Ash in late February.
Clayton’s bond was reduced from $10,000 cash only by Judge Ash on March 6 and he was freed after posting a $500 bail, court records show.
The case began when Clayton allegedly kept calling the Louisiana Post Office looking for a package, according to a probable cause statement from the Pike County Sheriff’s office.  He said the package had slippers in it, the statement said.
Post office officials became suspicious, particularly after an investigator told them mailing methamphetamine through the mail was common. When a package for Clayton arrived from Key West, Fla., he picked it up, the statement said.

Clayton was pulled over by officers on Fourth Street shortly thereafter. A search of    his vehicle allegedly produced three baggies of methamphetamine weighing 1.2 grams.
Clayton is scheduled  for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, April 30.
Couple arrested
for meth
A Louisiana couple has been charged with possessing methamphetamine after being pulled over by police acting on a tip on Feb. 7, according to court records.
Pike County Sheriff’s deputies positioned themselves in Curryville after learning that Debbie Jean Early, 48, and Kevin Ray Early, 52, would be returning from Kansas City with drugs, according to a sheriff’s office probable cause statement.

Officers followed the Earlys to the Bowling Green area and pulled their vehicle over on Pike County Road 402 at Hwy. Y, the statement said.
Mrs. Early allegedly had two bags of methamphetamine weighing 5.8 grams, a set of scales and a smoking pipe, the statement said. She was charged with intent to distribute drugs.
Mr. Early allegedly had a trace amount of meth, four other amphetamine pills, five hydrocodone pain killing pills and three capsules of Vyvanse, a stimulant used to control hypertension. He is charged with four felony counts of drug possession.
Judge Ash originally set their bonds at $50,000 cash only, but reduced them to $500 in late February.
Both Earlys met the bail. Mrs. Early is scheduled for an April 9 preliminary hearing. Mr. Early is set for a Monday, April 21 arraignment.

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