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Woman accused of mailing prescription drugs to ex-husband's work to get him in trouble

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Posted at 9:39 AM, Jan 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-27 13:57:31-05

COLUMBUS — A Columbus woman is accused of mailing prescription drugs to her husband's work so she could get him in trouble after she found out he was dating a new woman.

The Columbus Police Department said their four-month investigation into prescription drugs being mailed to a Columbus ended on Friday when they arrested Lafern Gibson, 58.

Investigators believe Gibson mailed prescription medication to her ex-husband at his place of employment — with no return address — in an attempt to get him in trouble because he had a new girlfriend. In a press release issued Monday, police say Gibson later contacted detectives to tell them that her ex was having drugs sent to him at the Columbus factory where he worked.

Detectives worked with the United States Postal Service to track down video that showed Gibson dropping off the packages at a Columbus Post Office on four different occasions. At least two of those packages contained Schedule IV drugs.

According to the DEA, Schedule IV drugs are defined as "drugs with a low potential for abuse and low risk for dependence." Some examples of Schedule IV drugs include: Xanax, Soma, Darvon, Darvocet, Valium, Ativan, Talwin, Ambien, Tramadol.

Gibson was arrested and is facing two charges of dealing in a Schedule IV drug.

The case remains under investigation.