Huntington woman accused of forging prescriptions at dental office

Heather Terry mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Heather Terry mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Huntington woman has turned herself in after being accused of forging prescriptions for Vicoden and Hydrocodone at a dental office.

Heather Ricks Terry, 29, is charged with four counts of fraud possession of a controlled substance by prescription.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Lufkin Police began investigating the crime on Dec. 22, when Dr. Amy Ross came to the department and reported that an employee was calling in or forging prescriptions using Ross' and Dr. David Palmer's numbers. Ross said Terry had been working for the office for more than eight years. Ross said a pharmacist called her and said that a large amount of Hydrocodone had been prescribed for Terry and her husband from Ross and Palmer.

Ross said she nor Palmer had never written a prescription for that drug while Terry had been employed.

Ross then said she accessed records which showed 94 pills were written for Terry under Ross' name and all were without her knowledge.

Police took handwriting samples of Terry and concluded that it matched prescriptions written on May 25 at Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy, located at 903 W. Frank St., for 40 Vicodin; on July 28 at Walgreens, located at 102 N. Timberland Drive, for 40 Vicodin; and on Aug. 3 at Brookshire Brothers, located at 1807 W. Frank St., for Vicodin.

Terry turned herself in to the Angelina County Jail on Wednesday, where she posted a collective bond of $20,000.

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