A former employee at Premier Medical Associates in The Villages was arrested after obtaining pills with a stolen prescription pad.
Octavias Maxine Steverson, 28, of Wildwood, was arrested Friday after she picked up 37.9 grams of Hydrocodone, according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department. She had arrived at Walgreens in a black GMC SUV and paid cash when she made the pickup, the report indicated. The Premier Medical Associates prescription pad was in her purse.
She had also picked up fraudulent prescriptions:
• On Nov. 21, she picked up 60 Hydrocodone pills at Walgreens.
• On Dec. 26, she picked up 60 Hydrocodone pills at CVS.
• On Jan. 3, she picked up 90 Hydrocodone pills at Walgreens.
She always paid in cash.
Steverson is facing third-degree felony charges of fraud and forgery as well as a first-degree charge of drug trafficking. She was booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $29,000 bond.
Another woman, 19-year-old Marshay Denise Edwards of Wildwood, was also arrested for picking up fraudulent prescriptions, apparently using the same prescription pad from Premier Medical Associates.
She had picked up a total of 180 Hydrocodone pills in December and January at CVS and Publix.
She is facing charges of fraud and forgery. She was jailed on $4,000 bond.