A Danville woman pleaded guilty to prescription drug fraud Thursday and will testify against a Danville doctor accused of helping her obtain the drugs as part of her plea bargain.
Judy Wallace, 42, will serve 45 days in jail as part of a diversion program after pleading guilty to four counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. The remainder of her three-year sentence will be probated for five years provided she performs 40 hours of community service, is employed, and stays drug and alcohol free.
Wallace also will testify against her former employer, osteopathic internist Dr. Todd Lackney, who was indicted along with Wallace and another former employee, Joannie Smith, on four counts of obtaining prescription drugs by fraud. According the indictments, which were handed down in October, Lackney helped the two women get Lortab and Tussionex, both of which contain the narcotic hydrocodone.
"Of course, the biggest part of the deal is that she has agreed to testify against Dr. Lackney," said Commonwealth's Attorney Richard Bottoms.