Originally created 01/31/05

Man accused of stealing daughter's Ritalin



CORDELE, Ga. - When Tonya Moudy called police to report that someone had tampered with her child's medication, she likely didn't realize it would get her husband thrown in jail.

After receiving the call Monday, local police discovered that the capsules of Ritalin prescribed to Moudy's daughter were emptied and replaced with sugar.

Ritalin is often used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder in children, but in adults, it works more like an amphetamine.

Police later arrested Jay Moudy, 31, and charged him with theft by taking, cruelty to children and unlawful possession of a controlled substance, according to a news release from the Cordele Police Department.