CLEARFIELD – A woman accused of altering her prescriptions waived the charges against her to court Wednesday at her preliminary hearing at the Clearfield County Jail.
Effie A. Marty, 44, of Brisbin has been charged by Decatur Township police with eight counts each of acquiring or obtaining possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, theft by deception, receiving stolen property, intentional possession of a controlled substance by person not registered and forgery.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, police received a report regarding forged or altered prescriptions at CVS Pharmacy in Philipsburg. A staff pharmacist told police Marty had been turning in and filling prescriptions for 90 Hydrocodone tablets since April 24, 2016.
When the pharmacist questioned the dosage, he contacted the doctor to verify the prescription issued by his office. It was found that Marty had allegedly altered her prescription to a higher dosage eight, different times between April 24, 2016 and Jan. 13, and copies of these prescriptions were obtained by police.
In an interview with police, Marty openly admitted to altering all eight Hydrocodone prescriptions to a dosage higher than what had been issued by her doctor.