(Deming) -- A local medical assistant has been charged with forging a prescription for a controlled narcotic using the name of the doctor for whom he worked.
34 year old Jafet "Jay" Vallejo was arrested on charges of forgery and fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance.
Vallejo, an assistant to Doctor George Williams, is accused of taking a forged prescription for 100 tablets of Adderall, a brand-name pyschostimulant medication considered to have high abuse potential, to the Wal-Mart pharmacy.
The pharmacist flagged the prescription after Vallejo asked if the dosage could be raised. The pharmacist confirmed with Dr. Williams that the prescription was forged and notified the Deming Police Department. Vallejo invoked his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent. Chief Michael Carillo said both charges are fourth-degree felonies.
(Deming) -- Here's the area crime report:
Eric Carter, age 28, was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and was cited for driving while license was suspended or revoked... Anthony Torres, age 47, was arrested for disturbing the peace and interfering with officers... Ricardo Rivera, age 18, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and minor in possession of alcohol... Martina Salgado, age 39, was arrested on an Adult Probation and Parole office warrant for a probation violation... Rogelio Garza, age 24, was arrested on a Magistrate warrant for failure to pay fines... the District Attorney's office filed a petition on a 14-year-old boy from Palomas, Mexico, for distribution of a controlled substance... and criminal damage estimated at 250-dollars occurred when two windows were broken on a van parked off Santa Monica.