According to the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department:
Elizabeth Vannic Clowdus, 52, of Cardin Avenue in Rossville was arrested on Sunday, Aug. 12, and charged with prescription fraud and has since been released from jail on bond.
Officers were dispatched to Erlanger at Hutcheson hospital about 8:12 p.m. after hospital personnel reported that Clowdus had altered a medicine prescription, reports show.
“The charge nurse over the emergency room advised me that the female offender (Clowdus) had been seen at the emergency room earlier in the day and received three prescriptions,” officer Michael Cannon said. “The nurse then stated that Clowdus left the emergency room and returned a short time later complaining that she could not take one of the medicines prescribed and requested that it be changed.”
The nurse then told police that Clowdus presented a Vicodin prescription that had been altered from six pills to 16, reports show.
“When the nurse handed me the prescription form, the alteration was obvious with the original writing in blue in and the alteration in black ink,” Cannon said. “I then spoke with the doctor, who advised me that he had only prescribed six Vicodin.”
A carbon copy of the prescription was then produced, at which time Clowdus was placed under arrest and transported to Catoosa County jail without incident.