Forging valium prescription in Northam

Forging a prescription record proved costly for a local woman in the Northam Magistrates Court early last week.

Tanya Marie Danby was fined $500 and $188 court costs after pleading guilty to intending to forge a record.

Police prosecuting sergeant Maria McComish said Ms Danby had written valium on a prescription for other medication written by her husband’s doctor.

The court was told how she attempted to get the drug from Stewart’s Pharmacy on April 10 this year.

A pharmacist called the doctor to check the prescription and the doctor said he had not prescribed the drug. 

The court heard Ms Danby told police she did not want to see her husband in pain anymore.

Lawyer Jack Trainor said she had no prior record. 

Perth Magistrate Martin Flynn said changing a record was taken very seriously.