Woman caught peddling her prescription pills

By Jon Johnson


SAFFORD – Amanda Sue Weddle, 42, was booked into the Graham County Adult Detention Facility on Thursday, Oct. 4, on a warrant after being caught allegedly selling 12 of her prescription Percocet pills for a ride and $42.

Weddle’s warrant is in regards to separate charges of fraudulent schemes and artifices and theft filed by the Graham County Attorney’s Office on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

According to a Safford Police report, an officer was patrolling the area of Hollywood Road and U.S. Highway 70 at about 10:19 a.m. when he noticed two women in a sedan parked outside a residence known for drug activity.

Contributed Photo/Courtesy GCSO: Amanda Weddle

The driver, Anna Davis, began to walk toward the residence and the officer inquired what she was doing. Davis said she was there to apply for a job but later admitted to recently using heroin and methamphetamine.

After the officer located the 12 Percocet pills she had in her pocket, Davis allegedly admitted that she didn’t have a prescription for them and that Weddle had given them to her after she gave Weddle a ride to the pharmacy and $42 to purchase her prescription. Davis also added that she had purchased Percocet pills from Weddle in the past for $3 per pill.

Percocet contains both the opioid narcotic pain reliever oxycodone and the non-opioid pain reliever acetaminophen. It exposes patients and other users to risks of opioid addiction, abuse, misuse and can lead to overdose and death.

Davis was informed that a report would be sent to the Graham County Attorney’s Office for review and that a possible charge of possession of a prescription-only drug was pending its review.

Weddle was interviewed by a separate investigator and was then booked into the jail on her warrant with an additional charge for the sale of a prescription-only drug pending review as well.