An East Alton woman is heading to prison for forging prescriptions. 51-year-old Abbe L. Terry was sentenced this week to six months in prison, a year of supervised release, and ordered to pay $300 in special assessments. In September of 2014, she pled guilty to a three-count indictment charging that she obtained controlled substances by fraud and forgery.
At her plea, Terry admitted that on three occasions in 2013, she had, through the use of fraud and forgery, obtained Duragesic Patches, referred to as Fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance. She forged prescriptions on a home computer, and then purchased them at pharmacies in Alton. Terry could have faced up to 4 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to 3 years of supervised release on each count.