Monday, 05 November 2007 09:57
Spruce Pine’s Lisa Garcia faces opiate trafficking
charges after an incident involving forged prescriptions.
Frye is not sure how
Garcia obtained the prescriptions, but she used them at local drug stores in
Avery and Mitchell counties. She obtained enough pills, Frye says, to get a
trafficking charge added to the two counts of obtaining controlled substances
by fraud or forgery. The investigation is ongoing and, while Frye is not sure
if other parties will be arrested or if Garcia will face additional charges in
Avery, he expects Mitchell county authorities to file charges. Trafficking
offenders are one of Frye’s top priorities.
"We're still working every day to get dope off the streets, people that are getting these controlled substances and selling out there, we're trying our best to get as much off the streets as we can," he says.