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Woman accused of writing fake medical prescriptions

An Arkansas woman has been accused of writing fraudulent prescriptions while employed by Otolaryngology and Facial Surgery Centre in Jonesboro. The prescriptions were reportedly written for the benefit of the accused woman, her boyfriend and four other people. Five different pharmacies in Jonesboro and one pharmacy in Paragould were reportedly used to fill the phony prescriptions.

Police say the investigation into the alleged fraud began on Sept. 3 after a doctor at OFSC was contacted for verification of a prescription. A pharmacy clerk had apparently become suspicious after a man attempted to pick up a refill for a prescription that was not due for a refill. When the clerk contacted OFSC, it was allegedly determined that the man's prescription had been forged.

Teacher charged in alleged child sexual abuse case

In the case of sex crimes that allegedly occur against minors, there are always two sides to every story. Often, an allegation is made, and it proves to be groundless. Other times, the accusation must go before the court and be tried in front of a judge or jury.

A teacher had been accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student. She is 41 years old. The parents of the youth contacted to authorities after they found text messages that they thought may be inappropriate that had come from the teacher.

Drug charges lead to arrest for 3 in Arkansas

Drug charges are often hard to fight because the police in Arkansas do undercover work and often investigate thoroughly before an arrest is made.

In Arkansas, there was a spate of arrests that took place this week. Two people were arrested for drug trafficking and a third person was arrested for prescription fraud. These arrests were made by the Columbus County, Arkansas, sheriff's office.

Man accused of murder turns himself in to sheriff in Arkansas

Violent crimes are taken very seriously in the state of Arkansas by the court system. Because this type of crime is so grave, the courts take a strong stand against them. When they involve a weapon, the penalties are even more significant.

Everyone in the United States is innocent until being proved guilty and in this case of deadly violence, there are two sides to the story.

Drug charges for 2 in Louisiana

There are many ways to defend yourself against drug charges in Arkansas. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty and in this case, two people from Arkansas City are being charged with multiple counts of drug charges.

On Tuesday, July 29, a 24-year-old male was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug-use paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance and driving with a canceled or suspended driver's license.

Drunk man doesn't remember killing his girlfriend in Arkansas

A violent crime was committed in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and the man who allegedly did the killing is the dead woman's boyfriend and living companion. The 21-year-old man who allegedly killed the woman said he was drunk and did not remember anything about the woman's death. The police state that he found his 22-year-old girlfriend in the bathroom, dead on the floor.

He allegedly said that he had been drinking heavily the night before the slaying and that he and his girlfriend got into an argument. He also states that he blacked out when the argument started, and he does not remember a thing about the attack.

Explosives and illegal firearm lead to an arrest in Arkansas

Violent crimes are hard to defend in court without professional guidance. When drugs and firearms or explosives are found together, the charges can be daunting and steep. This is the case in Saline County, Arkansas. One man found out quickly that having drugs and explosives together lead to a quick arrest for the public's safety.

The twist in this story is that the Saline County Sheriff's Department was called out to respond to shots fired. When they arrived they fully expected to see someone dead or wounded due to a gunshot wound and that is exactly what they discovered.

FedEx facing drug charges

Drug charges can be an albatross around the neck for many years. Even national companies can face the bad publicity of allegedly assisting drug dealers. Such is the case with FedEx.

The federal government on July 17th charged FedEx, a national shipping company, with helping pharmacies that are illegal to deliver painkillers and other dangerous drugs to people who order them without prescriptions.

Drug charges in Arkansas can be mitigated in court

Drug charges can lead to jail time. This is the case for one man in Texarkana, Arkansas, who has been put behind bars for 140 months because he was in possession of methamphetamines. The decision was given by a federal judge in the United State District Court in Arkansas.

The 44-year-old man, who is nicknamed "Fifty," was sentenced on Wednesday, July 9. He was considered a career criminal and allegedly participated in crime on a regular, ongoing basis.

Arkansas man gets 11 years for drug charges

A man from Texarkana has been sentenced to 11 years behind bars in connection with a methamphetamine distribution case. The defendant was sentenced on the federal drug charges on July 9, according to official reports. Federal sentences do not have the option for parole, so the man is slated to serve at least 85 percent of his term before he is eligible for release. The man pleaded guilty to the charges in early March.

The defendant’s sentence in this case was so severe because he was categorized as a “career offender” under existing federal guidelines. The man had previously been convicted on a variety of charges in Miller County, Arkansas; those included engaging in a criminal gang, possessing a firearm as a felon, aggravated assault and terroristic acts. The most recent charge he faced in federal court was possession with intent to distribute meth.

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