Jackson County Nurse Arrested For Prescription Forgery

A Jackson County nurse has been arrested on charges of prescription forgery. This is the fourth arrest since December of someone affiliated with the health care industry.

Flora Barrera, 27, was employed by a Pascagoula doctor until late Thursday night. Officials say she was fired after the doctor found out she was calling in unauthorized prescriptions.

According to the Narcotics Task Force of Jackson County, Barrera is charged with eight counts of prescription forgery. She's already on probation in Texas for forgery charges. Authorities expect additional counts to be filed.

If you have any information related to the investigations, call the Narcotics Task Force at 228-769-3302.