3 Nacogdoches residents arrested on prescription fraud charges - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas

3 Nacogdoches residents arrested on prescription fraud charges

Maria John (Nacogdoches County Jail) Maria John (Nacogdoches County Jail)
Stacey Cox (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail) Stacey Cox (Source: Nacogdoches County Jail)
Wesley Durrett (Nacogdoches County Jail) Wesley Durrett (Nacogdoches County Jail)
NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) -

Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department arrested three people on prescription fraud charges on Tuesday in connection to allegations that one of them phoned in a bogus medication prescription to the North Street Kroger pharmacy, and two others tried to pick it up.

Stacey Mutrschler Cox, 46, and Wesley Wade Durrett, 37, of Nacogdoches, were both charged with second-degree felony possession of a controlled substance or prescription drug. Maria Elena John, 32, of Nacogdoches was charged second-degree fraudulent delivery of a controlled substance or prescription drug.

Each person's bail amount was set at $10,000.

According to the arrest affidavit, during an ongoing investigation in reference to prescription fraud, an officer with the Nacogdoches Police Department learned that Cox, an employee of a doctor's office fraudulently called in a prescription to the pharmacy at the Kroger on North Street under John's name.

Durrett allegedly went to the pharmacy to pick up the prescription, which included three different types of medication, the affidavit stated. After Durrett was detained at the scene, he allegedly admitted to being by John to pick up the prescription medication.

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