Stanford might seem like a sleepy little place where out-of-town drug seekers can dupe the yokels into filling bogus prescriptions for controlled substances, but it isn't.
In what could be the first step in cracking an elaborately organized drug ring running out of Louisville, Stanford Det. Barry Allen, working closely with Stanford pharmacists, arrested and jailed a Danville woman earlier this month when she tried to fill a forged prescription for codeine-laced cough syrup at the Wal-Mart pharmacy.
Erica Bownam, 21, who listed a Danville address among her multiple aliases, was arrested when she returned to the pharmacy to pick up the prescription that she had left the previous day to be filled.
When Bowman paid for and took possession of the medication, she met Det. Allen, who was standing a few feet away waiting for the transaction to occur.