APSO arrests two on forged prescriptions

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
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Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief Tony Bacala reports the arrests of two Baton Rouge women following a forged prescription investigation at Dutchtown Pharmacy on Wednesday, September 17.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives were advised by the pharmacy that there was a female attempting to fill a forged prescription for Oxycodone, a schedule II CDS drug.

The female then proceeded to drive away from the pharmacy but was stopped by deputies on a traffic stop a short while later. During the course of the investigation it was learned that Bonnie Toppins filled the forged prescription, and upon doing so gave the Oxycodone pills to Luvada Pondexter, who was a passenger in the vehicle.

The pills were located on Pondexter and detectives arrested both women on the following charges.

Bonnie Toppins, 21, of 5051 Sycamore Street, Baton Rouge, was arrested and charged with obtaining CDS by fraud, possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone, and illegal use of CDS in presence of person under 17. Her bond was set at $65,294.50 by Judge LeBlanc.

Luvada Pondexter, 24, of 5383 Loring Drive, Baton Rouge, was arrested and charged with obtaining CDS by fraud, possession with intent to distribute Oxycodone, illegal use of CDS in presence of person under 17, and obstruction of justice. Her bond was set at $101,152 by Judge LeBlanc.

Both were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.

Anyone with information on illegal drug activity is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division at 225-621-8355 or by texting 847411 to our anonymous tip line from any cellular device or by calling Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867). You must call Crime Stoppers to be eligible for a cash reward.