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Woman charged with forgery in creation of meth prescription pill bottle

Ginger Sharpe, 34 (MDC)

When a probationer was reported to have failed a drug test last month she tried to blame it on her medical prescription, according to a criminal complaint filed in Metropolitan Court.

But, as it turns out, her doctor had not actually prescribed meth.

Ginger Sharpe, 34, had pleaded guilty to forgery charges last year and sentenced to probation. Now she faces additional forgery and identity theft charges because police say she created a fake label on a prescription bottle for “methamphetamine 5 mg tablets” to fool her probation officer after testing positive for methamphetamine in late February.

The drug prescribed wasn’t the only thing that looked amiss to police. They said the label wasn’t glossy and the lettering appeared to be “slightly fuzzy in appearance.”

When the officer called the doctor whose name was on the bottle he laughed and said “I have never prescribed methamphetamine,” according to the complaint.

Sharpe eventually admitted it was fake and said a “friend is the one who made the prescription for her” and “her friend was convinced she would ‘get away’ with it.”

“At that time I determined that Sharpe had an unknown subject (possibly herself) create a prescription pill bottle for ‘methamphetamine,'” the officer wrote in the complaint. “Sharpe obtained this forged document in hopes that her illegal usage would not be investigated believing it was prescribed medication.”

Police charged Sharpe with identity theft because they say her use of her doctor’s name could have affected his livelihood and personal identity. She will be released to pretrial supervision.

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