ITHACA, N.Y. — A woman is accused of illegally having more than 100 prescription painkiller pills in her purse, police say.

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Kimberly S. Lattin, 36, is charged with felony fourth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and felony third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

According to court records, Lattin had 40 pills each of Carisoprodol, Oxycodone and Tramadol in prescription bottles located in her purse. The total weight of the pills was 1.06 ounces.

The records go on to say that a pharmacist at Kinney Drugs tried to verify with Doctor Sharon Kozlowski that a prescription had been called in to the pharmacy on Feb. 17. On February 19, a pharmacist at Wegmans  called the same doctor to try to verify that a prescription had been called in for a patient. Kozlowski said she told both pharmacists that she did not issue prescriptions for the patients they were calling about.

On Feb. 20, a pharmacist at Wegmans again called Kozlowski stating that a person claiming to be her was on the line attempting to call in a prescription again. The doctor verified that the person was an impersonator and police were informed of the incident and called to Wegmans.

Lattin was caught by police when she tried to pick up her prescription.

An official at the Tompkins County Jail said Lattin is not in custody as of Thursday afternoon. A court official said she had been released to probation and is due back in court March 30.

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Jolene Almendarez

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