A warrant for trafficking oxycontin as well as several other drug-related warrants were issued on June 14 for 51-year-old Deborah Jean Rahmaan. Dora Police Chief John Duchock said Rahmaan used forged prescription pads to obtain more than 16 grams of OxyContin at east Walker area drug stores.
Duchock said the 16 grams would be roughly 520 pills and is substantially more than the four grams that constitute trafficking the drug.
Duchock said a thwarted attempt to purchase more OxyContin at a local pharmacy is what tipped police off to Rahmaan.
“Once she was turned away from a local drug store, that’s when we found out about her,” he said. “She has family in the Yerkwood area of Dora, and we’ve been looking for her there as well as around her home in Adamsville.”
Walker County District Attorney Bill Adair said the prescription pads used by Rahmaan were reported stolen from UAB’s Kirklin Clinic. Adair said Rahmaan may also face charges in surrounding counties, and said several other arrests have been made associated with the stolen prescription pads in Jefferson and Shelby counties. Duchock said the clinic reported 30 pads were recently stolen from multiple doctors.
“We think we are dealing with several sub-groups,” Duchock said. “The common factor with all of them are the stolen prescription pads.”
Dora police are asking the public for help in locating Rahmaan.
She is a black female, 5-foot-3 and 140 pounds. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts should contact the Dora Police Department at 205-648-9110.