Man charged for stealing grandmother's pain pills

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Sutton on probation for gun charge

By The Staff

A Lawrenceburg man faces a felony charge after allegedly stealing his grandmother’s pain medication, according to a news release issued by the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department.

Bobby Lance Sutton, 22, of Bonds Mill Road, stole 45 Vicodin pills after getting a prescription filled at a local pharmacy without his grandmother’s permission, police said.

Several days later, Sutton returned the pill bottle back to his grandmother, but instead of Vicodin, he placed 21 500mg Naproxen pills in the bottle, police said.

Sutton was arrested Sept. 12 by deputy Chad Cox. He is charged with one Class D felony count of theft of a controlled substance, and as of Monday was housed in the Franklin County Detention Center on a $5,000 cash bond.

The sheriff’s department is continuing its investigation, according to Detective Bryan Taylor.

This is just the latest legal problem for Sutton, who was charged Aug. 19 for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, a Class D felony, according to Taylor.

He was arrested on that charge by deputy Eddie Holmes, and was released on bond Aug. 27.

Sutton pleaded guilty in April to a series of felony thefts, including receiving stolen property over $300, stealing an automobile and stealing farm equipment, Taylor said.

He was sentenced April 27 in Anderson Circuit Court to five years in prison, but that sentence was probated for five years in lieu of prison time, according to the news release.

Sutton is scheduled to appear in Anderson District Court at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 24.