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Former Grapeland K9 officer agrees to 1-year probation for prescription fraud

Monty Clark (Source: Houston County Jail) Monty Clark (Source: Houston County Jail)

A year after a Houston County grand jury indicted him on a felony fraudulent possession of a controlled substance/prescription charge, a former Grapeland K9 officer has agreed to go on a one-year pre-trial diversion.

Houston County District Attorney Donna Gordon Kaspar said that the pre-trial diversion was basically a contract where Monty Allen Clark agreed to voluntarily go on a one-year probation without the court having to order him to do it.

Kaspar said that if Clark successfully completes the pre-trial diversion, the case will be dismissed.

According to an arrest affidavit, a doctor in Henderson contacted DPS and said someone had fraudulently obtained drugs through prescription.

Through the investigation, it was learned the suspect was Clark, who was employed as a full-time officer for Grapeland police in the K-9 division.

The investigation also revealed Clark had tried to fill a prescription for Adderall on Jan. 4 at the Walmart pharmacy in Crockett, but the pharmacist told him he could not fill it due to there not being an authorizing signature. Clark then had it filled two days later at Walling's Pharmacy in Grapeland, according to the affidavit.

A photocopy of the prescription showed Clark got 30 pills and it appeared to be signed by the Henderson doctor.

On April 8, the investigator met with the doctor, who immediately said the signature was not his but a forgery.

The same day, the investigator went to Walling's and met with the pharmacist, who said he knew Clark for more than a year and said he has filled numerous prescriptions for him. He also identified the person who picked up the prescription when it was ready as Clark.

A warrant was obtained for Clark's arrest in late May of 2014. He posted a $10,000 bail shortly after he was arrested.

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