Charged with intent to distribute drugs
An Ama woman and former medical assistant at a children’s clinic was recently arrested in St. John Parish on allegations she forged more than 140 prescriptions under a local pediatrician’s medical license.
Shallon Dunmiles, 34, was arrested after detectives executed a search warrant at her residence and recovered a stolen prescription pad, among other items of evidence, according to the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office.
She was charged with a felony count of attempting to conspire with intent to distribute a controlled dangerous substance. She was one of eight suspects arrested in connection to the case.
The Sheriff’s Office said she allegedly used both the identities of children and several other case suspects to forge the fraudulent prescriptions, which were for several opiate-based medications including Promethazine with Codine, Hydrocodone and Oxycodone as well as other controlled medications like Vyvanse, Adderall and Lorazapam. She allegedly began writing the fraudulent prescriptions approximately a year ago.
Dunmiles worked for a private doctor at the Pediatrics Medical Clinic, according to St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Angel Thompson. Thompson added it is not known how long she worked for the clinic.
St. John Parish executed a search warrant after coordinating with the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Bureau.
Dunmiles was released from St. John Parish Prison on a bond of $30,000.
Others arrested were Danyelle Tuco, 31, of LaPlace, Ebony Stewart, 32, of Opelousas, Andrea Stalks, 42, of LaPlace, Danielle Anderson, 35, of Reserve, Wilfred Perrilloux, 42, of Reserve and Cortez Williams, 22, of Reserve.
Detectives were able to arrest Williams and Perrilloux through surveillance conducted, according to the St. John Sheriff’s Office, which revealed they illegally obtained Promethazine with Codine. Other suspects were arrested following the search of Dunmiles’ residence and as the investigation continued.