Woman sold prescription drugs from Hillsboro home, police say

Published On: Mar 06 2013 01:36:44 PM CST
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Hillsboro police arrested a 41-year-old woman for allegedly selling prescription drugs out of her home.

The arrest came after police noticed suspicious activity in the 100 block of Madison Street in the City of Hillsboro on March 1.

With the help of the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office, Zackary Sims, 20, of Hillsboro, was arrested on several charges, including underage drinking, possession of a controlled substance, child pornography, and obstructing an officer and a probation violation.

After further investigation, police arrested Ellen Townsend, 41, of Hillsboro, on March 4. Townsend is facing several charges, including seven counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and one count of obstructing an officer. Police say Townsend had been selling prescription drugs out of her home.

The investigation continues and police say there may be more charges filed on other suspects.