• Doctor accused in drug scheme taken to jail, bond set at $150K

    By: Allison Latos


    ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. - All of the people involved in connection with a prescription drug scheme have turned themselves into Rowan County authorities.

    Police said the scheme involved a local doctor and several teachers.

    Dr. Orrin Walker, who is accused of writing 200 fake prescriptions, was walked to jail in handcuffs by police Thursday afternoon. His bond was set at $150,000.

    Channel 9 asked Walker to explain himself and the massive prescription pill scheme police said he helped organized.

    A teacher from Southside Christian Academy, Summer Thomason, turned herself in Thursday. 

    Police said she helped Walker and his wife feed their addiction to painkillers by getting prescriptions filled in her name.

    Channel 9 tried to ask the 31-year-old teacher about her alleged role in the elaborate pill plot, but Thomason quickly rushed through the gate.

    It's not clear if she is still employed at Southside Christian Academy in Salisbury, because officials have not returned calls.

    Channel 9 found out Bostian teacher assistant Alisha Christian is suspended without pay. Eyewitness News tried to ask her about that and the charges when she turned herself in around 10 a.m., but she did not respond.

    Walker is expected Thursday afternoon, and Channel 9 will be waiting for him.

    The suspects who appeared Wednesday, including the doctor’s wife, Abby, have bonded out of jail.

    Read our past coverage:

    July 9: Suspects in prescription drug scheme face magistrate

    July 8: Doctor, teacher wife accused in prescription drug ring

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