Author's drug case delayed again

March 9, 2009 6:55:16 AM PDT
Kaye Gibbons, the bestselling author known for "Ellen Foster" and other works was to face a judge MondayThe 48-year-old was expected to appear in court in January, but her case was delayed. Now, her case has been delayed a second time. She's now due in court Tuesday.

Gibbons was charged in November with obtaining property by false pretense and illegal possession of a controlled substance after an officer said Gibbons tried to pick up a prescription - including the painkiller hydrocodone - at a local pharmacy.

Gibbons was released from jail in November after posting $5,500 bail. She faces similar charges from an incident last summer, when she was accused of falsely identifying herself as a doctor to get a prescription filled.