Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (OBN) investigators found at least nine prescriptions wrongly called in by Deanna Lynn Weber in 2014, according to court documents.
She appeared at Garfield County courthouse Monday for a bond hearing where her next appearance is set for May 9.
Weber was an employee at Dr. Dennis McIntyre’s office in Enid. She’s also the wife of Hennessey Police Chief Hank Weber.
OBN spokesman Mark Woodward said hydrocodone was the primary painkiller she was calling in.
“It would appear that she was taking them herself to potentially feed her own addiction,” said Woodward.
Deanna Weber is facing a felony charge of endeavoring to obtain controlled substance by fraud.
Her attorney Eddie Wyant said Deanna Weber is solely responsible and is the only person who will be charged for this crime.
According to court documents, she admitted to the crime, calling in prescriptions without the doctor’s approval. Deanna Weber used the name of relatives for the prescriptions and asked other family members to pick up the drugs at Heritage Pharmacy and LaPorte Pharmacy in Hennessey.
“She’s regretful and apologetic to her employer and also those that she unknowingly had go pick up the prescriptions for her including her husband who is in law enforcement,” said Wyant.
Wyant said she is taking full responsibility and knows her actions were wrong.