The Richmond Register

February 18, 2014

RPD: Woman used dead relative’s identity to get prescription


Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — Richmond police Saturday charged a Green’s Crossing Road woman with forging a signature to obtain a deceased relative’s prescription drug.

According to the report, 32-year-old Amy M. Fuson was charged with identity theft, theft of a controlled substance and third-degree forgery after she used the identity of a relative who died 10 days earlier to pick up the relative’s prescription for alprazolam Feb. 11. The prescription for 75 pills was obtained from CVS Pharmacy, 255 E. Main St., the report stated.

State law classifies identify theft and theft of a controlled substance as D felonies. Third-degree forgery is a class A misdemeanor.

Police took Fuson into custody Saturday when she returned to the drug store. She was lodged in the detention center, where the jail’s online records indicate she remained Tuesday afternoon.

Turpin Drive woman charged with drug trafficking

Danielle L. Miller, 23, of Turpin Drive, was charged Thursday with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance after RPD narcotics detectives intercepted a package intended for her.

According to the report, detectives executed a search warrant at a residence in the 700 block of Sizemore Drive and recovered about 2.5 ounces of heroin marked for delivery to Miller.

She was detained at the scene and transported to the police station for an interview, after which she was lodged in the detention center, the report stated. Miller remained there Tuesday afternoon, according to the jail’s online records.

Man charged with drug offenses, served warrants

RPD officers Saturday charged John R. McGuire, 39, of Congleton Lane, with first-degree possession of a controlled substance after he was found unresponsive in a vehicle.

According to the report, an officer responded to Divins Court to investigate the report of an unresponsive individual. Upon arrival, the officer identified the man as McGuire and awakened him. A records check indicated five warrants existed for McGuire’s arrest stemming from a Madison County Sheriff’s investigation.

The warrants were served on McGuire, charging him with:

• Receiving stolen property-firearm

• Receiving stolen property-less than $10,000

• Five counts of of receiving stolen property-less than $500

• Theft by deception-less than $10,000

• Six counts of theft by deception-less than $500.

McGuire was taken into custody and transported to the detention center, where officers reported finding a small bag of methamphetamine while searching him. He remained in jail Tuesday afternoon, according to the detention center’s online records.

Moran Summit Road man charged with drug offenses

Curtis M. Sparks, 29, of Moran Summit Road, was charged Sunday with several drug offenses after RPD officers conducted a welfare check at a hotel.

According to the report, officers were dispatched to the Country Hearth Inn to conduct a welfare check on a woman staying there. Upon arrival, the officers found the woman in good health with Sparks present in the room.

While in the room, officers reported finding small amounts of heroin and marijuana as well as a burnt spoon, a syringe and plastic baggies. They determined the items belonged to Sparks, the report stated.

Sparks was charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was lodged in the detention center from which he was released the following day, according to the jail’s online records.

Dennis Street Man charged with drug possession

Police charged 45-year-old Samuel Thacker of Dennis Street with first-degree possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia after a Friday traffic stop.

According to the report, an officer stopped a vehicle driven by Thacker after observing he was not wearing a seat belt. While making contact with Thacker, the officer found a small amount of cocaine and a pipe in the vehicle, the report stated.

Thacker was lodged in the detention center, where he remained Tuesday afternoon, according to the jail’s online records.