GONZALES — Two Baton Rouge women were arrested Wednesday after an Ascension Parish pharmacist reported that a woman had presented a forged prescription for the pain medicine oxycodone, said Chief Deputy Tony Bacala, of the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Narcotics detectives, summoned on Wednesday to the Dutchtown Pharmacy about a forged prescription, stopped Bonnie Toppins, 21, who was driving away from the pharmacy, and learned she had filled the forged prescription, Bacala said.
The oxycodone pills were found on Luvada Pondexter, 24, a passenger in the car, according to the Sheriff’s Office. A juvenile who also was in the vehicle was released to a family member.
Toppins, of 5051 Sycamore St., and Pondexter, of 5383 Loring Drive, both of Baton Rouge, were each booked on counts of obtaining a controlled dangerous substance by fraud, possession with intent to distribute oxycodone and illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a person under 17, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.
Pondexter also was booked on a count of obstruction of justice. The women were booked into the Ascension Parish jail, with bail for Pondexter set at $101,152 and bail for Toppins set at $65,294.50.