A Corbin woman was indicted Friday for on multiple counts of prescription fraud.
Forty-five-year-old Melissa A. Helton is facing four counts of fraud or false statement in obtaining a forged prescription and four counts of criminal possession of a forged prescription.
According to the indictment, on four separate occasions between January 27 and February 3, Helton allegedly used forged prescriptions bearing the signature of a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) to obtain supplies of Hydrocodone.
An FNP is legally authorized to write prescriptions.
Helton did not appear in court for the return of indictments.
A status hearing has been set in the case for Friday.
The grand jury also returned the following indictments:
- Tara Noel Warman, 39, of Corbin, second-degree forgery (four counts), identity theft (four counts), second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument (four counts), and first-degree persistent felony offender
- Erik Steele, 25, of Corbin, first-degree sexual abuse
- Charles Jeffery Gray, 35, of Corbin, receiving stolen property of the value of $500 or more but less than $10,000
- Ashley N. Boggs, 28, of Corbin, first-degree bail jumping and second-degree persistent felony offender
- Michelle Faulkner, 44, of Corbin, first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine
- Latecia R. Medlin, 28, of Gray, first-degree possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, illegal possession of a legend drug, controlled substance prescription in improper container (three counts), and public intoxication – controlled substance
- Christopher Lee Hibbard, 30, of Gray, first-degree fleeing or evading police (two counts), first-degree wanton endangerment, failure to maintain automobile insurance and first-degree persistent felony offender
- April Leann Burnette Graves, 26, of Corbin, first-degree fleeing or evading police
- Dustin Tyler Eric Mills, 19, of Cannon, first-degree fleeing or evading police