Teen charged with fraudulent prescription

From Staff Reports
A Johnson City teenager was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with prescription fraud after she was found attempting to fill a prescription for a controlled substance at an Elizabethton pharmacy.
Brandi Lynn Graybeal, 18, of 394 Greenlee Road, was arrested by Elizabethton Police Department Ptl. Jennifer Mayberry after the officer was dispatched to the CVS Pharmacy on West Elk Avenue in reference to a prescription which pharmacy staff believed was forged.
According to a police report by Mayberry, the officer was advised by personnel at the pharmacy that a female subject had dropped off a prescription, and, when pharmacy staff attempted to verify it, the doctor whose name was on the prescription stated that he had no record of issuing it to Graybeal.
"Upon the return of the female, CVS called and advised she was in the drive-thru in a blue four-door vehicle," Mayberry said.
The officer responded to the scene and spoke with the subject, who was later identified as Graybeal, who stated to the officer that Dr. Vance Shaw had written the prescription for her on the previous day. "She kept saying, 'He wrote it for me yesterday,'" Mayberry said.
The prescription was written for 12 tablets of Lortab, a Schedule III narcotic.
Graybeal was charged with attempting to gain narcotics by fraud, which is a class "D" misdemeanor. She is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on Sept. 8.