Portales Doctor Jailed For Alleged Drug Trafficking

A Portales doctor is behind bars after authorities say she was trafficking methadone.

Patricia Green was arrested yesterday near Albuquerque after she wrote a methadone prescription to an undercover officer posing as a heroin addict.

Her arrest is the result of a two year investigation.

In an office visit, police say Green told the officer she could only write the prescription for pain, not as a heroin substitute and coached him on what to say to the pharmacist.