Seven busted in Mesa prescription drug ring

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MESA - Seven people are under arrest for forging and stealing prescription drugs from a Mesa pain clinic.

According to Mesa police the center of the prescription drug ring is Catherine Padilla, 47, of Gilbert. Padilla was a manager at the Mesa Pain Management Clinic before she was fired in April.

She allegedly called in forged prescriptions for herself and her family and stole blank prescription notepads.

Joshua Jones, 31, was arrested and admitted to police that he was involved. He told police he requested pills for himself, but also sold pills for Padilla.

Jones also gave pills to his brother Tommy Jones Jr., 29.

Others involved in the ring were Tommy and Joshua's brother Dustin Jones, Joshua Jones' girlfriend Adrienne Markwell, Michelle Hamilton, who is married to a Jones' cousin and Tommy Jones' girlfriend Alisa Van Ginkel.