Woman accused of faking prescription claims doctor gives them out in exchange for marijuana
MOORHEAD, Minn. - A woman here is accused of faking a Hydrocodone prescription after she tried to convince an investigating police officer the prescription was good because her doctor routinely wrote them in exchange for marijuana.
MOORHEAD, Minn. – A woman here is accused of faking a Hydrocodone prescription after she tried to convince an investigating police officer the prescription was good because her doctor routinely wrote them in exchange for marijuana.
Stacy Jean Hennessy, 30, was charged Tuesday in Clay County District Court with one count of fifth-degree procurement of drugs by fraud, a felony, and one count of gross misdemeanor for giving a peace officer a false name.
Court documents filed with the charges say on April 7 a Moorhead police officer was dispatched to a Walgreens pharmacy on a false-prescription report.
A pharmacist there told the officer a woman named Julie, from a doctor’s office in Wheaton, Minn., called in 90 pills’ worth of Hydrocodone for someone named Leigha Doschadis.
Based on some of the comments in the phone call, this made the pharmacist suspicious, she told the officer.
The officer then called the Wheaton doctor, who told him he had not made out a prescription for any such person.
A short time later, the Moorhead pharmacy called police to say a woman had come in trying to pick up the prescription.
The officer pulled over a woman who fit the description of the customer the pharmacy had given.
She gave him a driver’s license with the name Sara Gualrapp, court documents allege, but when the officer asked her name, she said it was “Stacy,” before correcting it and telling him it was “Sara.”
She then admitted calling in the prescription herself, court documents say, telling the officer she’d spoken with the doctor about it via text message.
She told the officer the doctor had confirmed it, and that he had given her prescriptions on several previous occasions in exchange for marijuana.
That was when the officer informed her he’d already spoken with the doctor, which appeared to upset Hennessy, according to court documents.
Her first court appearance is set for Nov. 13.