Lufkin woman accused of switching '1' to '4' on prescription form

Kari Leal (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Kari Leal (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Police arrested a woman Sunday accused of altering her prescription form on two separate occasions in order to get more refills of Vicodin in 2011.

Kari Lynn Leal, 40, of Lufkin is charged with third-degree attempt to possess a controlled substance by forgery.

According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Leal received a prescription from a physician's assistant for 60 Vicodin and one refill on March 28, 2011, and May 18 2011. The affidavit states Leal took the form to a pharmacy and changed the number of refills to a four.

A detective spoke to the physician's assistant, who provided a copy of the defendant's chart which indicated the prescription was for one refill.

The detective obtained a warrant for Leal's arrest on Feb. 13. Police arrested her on Sunday and she was released the same day on a $4,000 bond.

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