Police are accusing a man of prescription fraud and trafficking opiates. Moore County Sheriff Deputies arrested Homer Malachi Phillips, 43, of Concord, N.C., Monday and charged him with 10 counts of attempt to obtaining controlled substance by fraud/forgery, five counts of trafficking opiates by possession, nine counts of identity theft, and nine counts of obtaining property by false pretense.
“During this investigation, Moore County Deputies found that between the dates of Sept. 26, 2018 and Nov. 5, 2018 Homer Malachi Phillips presented 8 different fraudulent prescriptions to Moore County area pharmacy in an attempt to obtain a total of 1200 milliliters of Phenergan with Codeine and other non-scheduled controlled substances,” said Sheriff Neil Godfrey.
Phenergan with Codeine is an opiate narcotic and is listed as a schedule V controlled substance, according to the news release.
Phillips has seven outstanding arrest warrants for prescription fraud crimes in Guilford, Forsyth, and Wake Counties.
The suspect is jailed under a $670,000 bond, has a Nov. 27 court date, and is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.