Dora police arrest trafficking suspect
by RACHEL DAVIS
Jun 27, 2012 | 3902 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dora police announced Tuesday that drug trafficking suspect, Deborah Jean Rahmaan, 51, turned herself in on Monday.

Rahmaan is in the Walker County Jail, facing eight felony charges that range from trafficking oxycodone to unlawful possession of a controlled substance and possession of forged instruments.

Dora Police Chief John Duchock said that he convinced Rahmaan to turn herself in to Dora Police on Monday and they transported her to the jail, where she is being held on a $1.6 million cash bond.

Rahmaan is an Adamsville resident who also has outstanding warrants in other areas and counties, according to Duchock. She reportedly has family members in the Dora area.

A warrant for Rahmaan was issued by the Walker County District Attorney’s Office on June 14 after she allegedly used forged prescriptions to obtain more than 16 grams of oxycodone at an east Walker County drugstore.

A trafficking charge only requires four grams, or about 130 pills. According to Duchock, 16 grams would be the equivalent of approximately 520 pills.

“This case will proceed on to the next step, which is a preliminary hearing and then to a grand jury to hear more evidence,” DA Bill Adair said. “These are very serious charges, but, of course, she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.”

The prescription pads were reportedly stolen from UAB’s Kirklin Clinic in Birmingham. Duchock said the clinic reported 30 prescription pads were stolen from various doctors in the clinic.

“We think we are dealing with several sub-groups,” Duchock said when the warrant was issued. “The common factor with all of them are the stolen prescription pads.”