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Nash couple charged with forging prescriptions, drug trafficking

Posted February 5, 2011 2:29 p.m. EST

— A Nash County couple has been charged forging prescriptions and trafficking opium for the past three years, authorities announced Saturday.

Lt. Dennis Wooten said that a tip about stolen prescription pads led Nash County sheriff's deputies to search Ennis Christopher and Krista Lee Clark's home at 9280 Midway Road in Bailey Friday.

Investigators found more than 900 prescription pills, prescription pads from several different doctors and already forged prescriptions, Wooten said.

He said that Krista Clark, 38, admitted to stealing the pads and forging the prescriptions. Investigators said they believe that she had been so in Nash and Wilson counties since January 2008.

The husband and wife were both charged with trafficking opium or heroin. Krista Clark faces six counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or forgery.

Ennis Clark, 39, was given a $100,000 secured bond, and Krista Clark a $120,000 secured bond. They were both scheduled to appear in court Monday.

Wooten said that the investigation, assisted by the State Bureau of Investigation, is still in its early stages.

He said that investigators are talking to doctors who might have been victimized and to pharmacies to learn the extent of the suspects' activities.