Pair held in illegal prescription case
By By Kerry Whipple Bean
Suspicious calls to local doctors’ offices seeking prescriptions for pain medication led Brewton police to arrest two Evergreen residents Thursday afternoon, police said.
The doctors’ offices had been receiving several calls in recent days to their answering services, and all of the calls came from the same telephone number — a residence in Evergreen, said Sgt. Brian Davis, head of the Brewton Police Department’s narcotics unit.
Jesse Campbell, 19, of Evergreen, was arrested at Walgreens Thursday after he picked up a fraudulent prescription for pain medication, Davis said. Anita Karnes Gannt, 39, of Evergreen, was arrested a short time later in the Belleville Avenue area, where Campbell had dropped her off before going to Walgreens, police said.
Agents had earlier viewed video of the pair picking up fraudulent prescriptions at Walgreens, Davis said.
Campbell was charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and two counts of unlawful obtaining of a controlled substance by fraud.
Gantt was charged with two counts of attempting to commit unlawful possession of a controlled substance and two counts of unlawful obtaining of controlled substance by fraud. Campbell and Gantt were booked into the Escambia County Correctional Facility on Thursday. Details on bond amounts were not available at press time.