Fraud in Prescription Alleged

   Local authorities yesterday arrested 28-year-old Maryellen Adelle Powers “Ellie” of 201 Kemp Street, Laurens on an Illegal Drug Acquisition charge. Maryellen “Ellie” Powers is accused of unlawfully obtaining a quantity of Adderall, a schedule II controlled substance, by Fraud last month. Officer Coy Tomlinson states that on or about January 24th at Ingle’s Pharmacy, 901 East Main, Laurens, Ms. Powers unlawfully obtained a quantity of Adderall, a schedule II controlled substance, by fraud, and that the doctor confirmed that the prescription presented had been altered.

 Maryellen Powers was released from the Johnson Detention Center on a $5000 personal recognizance bond.