Monday , July 21, 2014 - 2:39 PM
ROY - A 50-year-old woman allegedly forged several drug prescriptions to obtain pills and sell them on the streets.
Rebecca Smith of Roy was arrested Thursday after an investigation by the Davis Metro Narcotics Strike Force pinpointed her as a dealer of Oxycontin, according to a police report.
Over the course of the investigation, undercover agents were able to convince an associate of Smith’s, Jose Mendola, to sell them pills on multiple occasions. Mendiola was allegedly the middle-man who exchanged money for pills.
Smith supposedly obtained the pills by using her computer to forge multiple prescription notes and used them to purchase Oxycontin from different pharmacies.
Police obtained a search warrant for Smith’s home near 2100 West and 4000 South and found her stash of illegally obtained pills and forgeries. She kept the pills in ready-to-go bags in her purse.
Smith admitted to police to forging the prescriptions with the intent of selling them. Investigators also found methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Smith was booked into the Weber County Jail on several drug possession, drug distribution and forgery charges.
Mendiola was also arrested for multiple drug distribution charges.
Contact reporter Andreas Rivera at 801-625-4227 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter at @SE_Andreas.
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