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May 7, 2013

Prescription forger busted again

By Nita Johnson
Staff Writer

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — A woman already on house arrest for fraudulently getting prescription medication is back in legal trouble once more.

Laurel County Sheriff’s Detective Jason Back and Deputy James Sizemore went to a residence on Barbourville Road, four miles south of London, around 3 p.m. and found 25-year-old April Hoskins holding a prescription bottle containing pain pills. The investigation revealed Hoskins had called in a prescription for 60 Hydrocodone pills to a pharmacy, then had someone else pick them up for her. When the pickup person delivered the pills back to Hoskins, she allegedly offered to share some of the pills.

Hoskins was arrested and charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance, first offense; attempting/obtaining a controlled substance by fraud; and obtaining a controlled substance without a practitioner/patient relationship.

Ironically, Hoskins was on home incarceration for an April 3 charge of obtaining a controlled substance through fraud. A press release states Hoskins has eight previous forging prescription charges in the past 14 months. It is estimated she has fraudulently obtained 5,800 Hydrocodone pills during that time.

Hoskins is being held in the Laurel County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.    



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