Raysel woman accused of prescription fraud


By Courtney Harrison - [email protected]



GILBERT – A Raysel woman faces felony charges for prescription fraud after allegedly obtaining prescription medication at a Gilbert pharmacy.

Shauna Salmons, 37 from Raysel, was arrested Tuesday, November 22 by Sr. Trooper T. Kania III of the Williamson Detachment of the West Virginia State Police. Salmons was charged with three counts of prescription fraud.

According to a criminal complaint, the officer executed a warrant for Salmons arrest based on a complaint received on April 28 2106 by a victim who told the officer that between February 4, 2015 and February 18, 2015, Salmons obtained prescriptions which belonged to him from the Riverside Pharmacy in Gilbert, W.Va.

The complaint explains that the victim told the officer that Salmons had obtained three prescriptions of the pain medication oxycodone which were prescribed to him.

Through the officer’s investigation, the officer determined that Salmons had used her W.Va. Identification card when obtaining the medication.

Salmons was transported to the Southwestern Regional Jail located in Holden, W.Va. and was arraigned before Mingo County Magistrate Brock Mounts.

Prescription fraud is a felony offense. If convicted, Salmons could be imprisoned in the penitentiary for one to five years and/or fined up to $30,000.

Information in this article was obtained by use of a criminal complaint which is public record. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation and those named should be considered innocent until and if proven guilty.

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By Courtney Harrison

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(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)

(Courtney Harrison is a news reporter for the Williamson Daily News. She can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242 ext. 2279.)

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