The Director of an Alexander County nursing facility has been arrested.
37 year old Holly Kristen Lawing of Hickory was taken into custody Wednesday following a joint investigation by the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office and the State Bureau of Investigation. Lawing is charged with two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or subterfuge. Lawing was listed as Director at Alexander Assisted Living which is located off Highway 16 South in Taylorsvile.
According to County Chief Deputy Todd Jones, Lawing was substituting non-controlled medications for prescribed medications such as Hydromorphone and Xanax. Public records indicate that Lawing has a history of similar offenses in Burke County dating back to 2011. She also has pending charges for driving while impaired, possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possessing an open container or consuming alcohol in passenger area, and traffic offenses in Iredell County.
Following her arrest, Lawing was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond. She has an initial court appearance set for Monday, August 21st in Taylorsville.