3 charged with forging prescriptions

Published 5:40 pm Friday, September 23, 2011

Three Clanton residents were arrested Tuesday on charges that they forged prescriptions at least 42 times to obtain the drug Adderall for five children.

Claudia Boggs Easterling was employed by a doctor’s office in Alabaster that received a complaint from Clanton CVS about a suspected forged prescription.

The office contacted Clanton Police Department who helped obtain warrants for Easterling, Alton Keith Davis and Amanda Boggs—all of 506 Brookwood Drive in Clanton.

“Employees of the doctor’s office in Alabaster contacted local police but did a lot of work on their own to help us work the case,” said David Kline, CPD detective.

Easterling is being held in Chilton County Jail on 42 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud with a bond of $840,000. Davis is being held on 38 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud with a bond of $760,000. Boggs is being held on two counts of the same charge with a bond of $40,000.

“We believe that we have found all those within our city but know of other jurisdictions that we are forwarding this information to,” Clanton Police Chief Brian Stilwell said. “It will be up to those jurisdictions to prosecute any other prescriptions obtained by fraud.”

Investigators believe Easterling obtained a prescription pad and was writing prescriptions for Adderall for five children—four of which belonged to Easterling and Davis, who are engaged, and a fifth that is a relative, Kline said.

Adderall is the brand name of an amphetamine salts-based medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Kline said the forged prescriptions dated back to last January.

The doctor’s office that employed Easterling wasn’t identified by CPD to avoid pharmacies questioning legitimate prescriptions, Stilwell said.

Anyone with information about the case should call CPD Narcotics detectives at 755-1194 extension 321 or email narcotics@clantonpd.org.