TFC Michael Murriell
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 14, Ashland
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Felony Drug Arrest in Boyd County
Date of News Release: 02/20/2012
(Ashland, Ky.) -- The Kentucky State Police in Ashland have arrested a Boyd County resident on charges of obtaining a prescription by fraudulent means. Donessa L. McCarty, age 49, of Catlettsburg, KY was arrested at the Kentucky State Police Post on 2-14-2012 by Trooper Shane Goodall. She was charged with 86 counts of Obtaining Controlled Substance by Fraud/False Statement/ Forgery (Class D felony). She was lodged in the Boyd County Detention Center.
The investigation revealed McCarty worked for Dr. Touma's office in Ashland and over a period from May 2010 to February 2012, she called in prescriptions at the Cannonsburg and Ashland Wal-Marts for Hydrocodone. McCarty posed as another employee when calling the Wal-Marts.
Trooper Shane Goodall is the investigating officer.