Tahlequah Daily Press

July 9, 2013

Forged prescription buys trouble for two Tahlequah women

Staff Writer

TAHLEQUAH — Two Tahlequah women were jailed Friday after they allegedly used a forged prescription in an attempt to get oxycodone.

Leah M. Henderson, 31, was booked into jail for obtaining drugs under false pretense, while 42-year-old Susan R. Scroggins was charged with uttering a forged prescription.

Tahlequah Police Sgt. Steve Young said he responded to Walgreens on East Downing Friday after Scroggins and Henderson left the pharmacy.

A pharmacist told Young that Scroggins took a prescription for oxycodone into Walgreens on July 2. Employees made a copy of Scroggins’ identification card, and Scroggins left the store.

Employees then called a doctor and confirmed that his name had been forged on the fake prescription.

Henderson allegedly went into Walgreens Friday to pick up the prescription, and presented her identification to the employees, who made a copy of it.

Employees gave Henderson a pill bottle containing empty capsules and notified police when she left in a car with Scroggins and a third woman.

Tahlequah Officer Thomas Donnell stopped the car on the bypass and allegedly found Scroggins in possession of the bottle and empty capsules from Walgreens.

Court records show Scroggins was charged on two different occasions last year with knowingly concealing stolen property, and for second-degree burglary in July 2012. She was ultimately given suspended sentences as part of a plea agreement, records show.

A check of county records returned no previous criminal charges against Henderson.