MUNCIE, Ind. — A Muncie nurse is accused of repeatedly getting narcotic pain medication with bogus prescriptions.
Melinda Duncan had been a licensed practical nurse since 2013. She worked at a local Muncie medical office where she is accused of filling a forged prescription for Percocet on Jan. 3.
Duncan was arrested on Thursday, after being charged with forgery and three counts of legend drug deception in Madison County.
In that case, Duncan is accused of filling 45 bogus prescriptions for Percocet at pharmacies in Anderson and Pendleton over a 13 month period starting in January 2018, says the Muncie Star Press.
Duncan was also charged on March 12, in Delaware County, with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or deceit and counterfeiting.
Investigators say that during an interview, Duncan acknowledged filling the bogus prescriptions. She says she was giving pills to a Muncie drug dealer who threatened her.
However, Duncan said she wouldn’t pass a drug screen because she had been “self-medicating.”
Duncan is being held without bond because of pending cases in Delaware and Madison counties.
(Photo: Delaware County Jail)