A Kodiak woman faces charges for allegedly forging a Xanax prescription.

Katherine Sarah Bounds, 27, has been charged with two counts of second degree forgery and one count of fourth degree misconduct involving a controlled substance. 

The charges stem from an incident in April, when a Safeway pharmacist called Kodiak police over a suspected forgery, according to court records. Bounds had allegedly come in on April 9 with a prescription for 60 Xanax pills. 

The pharmacist told police he was suspicious because Bounds had come in with a prescription for 60 Xanax on March 20.

When he examined the prescription, he saw what appeared to be handwriting by more than one person on the paper. He refused to fill the prescription and called the police. 

A doctor at Kodiak Island Ambulatory clinic had provided Bounds with both the prescriptions. When police contacted him, he told them he had written the prescription for six Xanax pills for Bounds both times. 

On May 3, police confronted Bounds at her residence, the court documents said. Police told her she would not be immediately arrested, and Bounds allegedly asked them if this was about “that Xanax thing.” 

Then Bounds allegedly said she was going through a rough time in life and had altered the prescription to say “60” instead of “6.”

She allegedly said she had taken all the pills and had not shared them with anyone. 

Second degree forgery is a Class C felony. It carries a potential punishment of up to five years in prison and up to $50,000 in fines. 

Bounds was also named in a grand jury indictment with Richard Alvarez, 22, and Christopher Peters, 34, for allegedly stealing an AR-15 rifle. 

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