A 38-year-old Elgin woman was wrestled to the ground Saturday afternoon at an East Dundee Walmart and later charged with trying to illegally obtain prescription drugs, police said.
Colleen L. Bagley, of the 300 block of Jefferson Avenue, faces three felony charges of forgery, possession of blank prescription forms, and unlawful acquisition of a controlled substance, along with misdemeanor resisting arrest, according to police and Kane County court records.
Bagley is free on bond and due in court Friday. If convicted of the most severe charge, she faces up to five years in prison.
According to court records, this is her fourth drug arrest since January 2012.
East Dundee Police Chief Terry Mee said police were notified after someone dropped off a prescription for the painkiller Norco last Thursday afternoon at the store, 620 Dundee Ave.
"(The pharmacists) had checked it out with the doctor's office and found the prescription was fraudulent," Mee said.
Bagley arrived at about 4 p.m. Friday to pick it up, began running when she saw police and was wrestled to the ground by two officers, Mee said.
"When officers arrived, she tried to run past them and resisted from the time we were first able to get a hand on her," Mee said.
In mid-October, South Elgin police arrested three people, charging them in a scheme to obtain drugs by printing out their own prescription forms. One of the arrestees was Robert Shilling-Bagley, 39, of the 600 block of Lavoie Street, Elgin, who is free on bond and while his case is pending.
Mee could not specify if Colleen Bagley's arrest was related to Shilling-Bagley's arrest, but noted police continue to look into Friday's incident.
"Obviously, there's more than one person involved because somebody dropped off the prescription the night before," Mee said. "She's not doing this by herself. It's an ongoing investigation."
According to court records, Bagley was on probation for drug charges at the time of her arrest in East Dundee.
She was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance after a January 2012 arrest in Elgin, records show. Bagley pleaded guilty in January 2013 and was sentenced to 18 months probation, 90 days in jail of which she had already served 42, and fined $1,220.
Bagley was arrested in March in West Dundee and charged with possession of blank prescription forms, a felony, and misdemeanor retail theft, records show.
Bagley was arrested in April in Carpentersville and charged with resisting arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a controlled substance, a felony. Authorities issued an arrest warrant for her after she missed a court appearance Oct. 24, records show.