PDT Staff Writer
A Kentucky woman faces charges of deception to obtain a dangerous drug and falsification, after police were called to an area pharmacy. Sarah M. Hay, 30, of 79 King Road, Olive Hill, was charged Saturday after Smith’s Drugs received a prescription for Xanax over the phone from someone identifying himself as Dr. John Schepman of Ashland, Ky.
Police responded, then were called back when a woman attempted to pick up the prescription.
The woman identified herself as Rebecca Hay and gave officers her Social Security number, which did not come back to a Rebecca Hay. She then reportedly gave them another number which came back to a Rebecca Preece. A call was made to Rebecca Preece, who advised authorities she lives in West Virginia and had no prescription.
It was determined the woman’s name was Sarah Hay, and she told police a man she named had called in the prescription, and that he had threatened her with bodily harm. Hay then said she was to receive 20 Xanax tablets and he was to keep 70 tablets. Hay was charged on the two counts.
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