Two individuals were arrested for attempting to obtain controlled substances by fraud or forgery, according to a news release from Moore County Sheriff’s Office.
On July 31, 2017, John Wilkerson, age 76, and Lisa Wilkerson Kennedy, age 44, of the 300 block of Rowe Avenue, Aberdeen were arrested by Moore County Sheriff’s Deputies as they were attempting to obtain Alprazolam, schedule IV controlled-substance, with a fraudulent prescription. John Wilkerson and Lisa Kennedy had provided several fraudulent prescriptions to Moore County area pharmacies. The fraudulent prescriptions were for: Oxycodone, Dextro-Amphetamine and Alprazolam. Oxycodone is an Opioid and is a schedule II controlled-substance, Dextro-Amphetamine is an Amphetamine and is also a schedule II controlled-substance and Alprazolam is a Benzodiazepine and is schedule IV controlled-substance.
Kennedy was charged with: five counts of obtaining a controlled-substance by fraud or forgery, two counts of felony possession of schedule II controlled-substance, two counts of identity theft, trafficking in opiates by possession, possession of a schedule IV controlled-substance and felony conspiring to obtain controlled substances by fraud.
Wilkerson was charged with: three counts of obtaining a controlled-substance by fraud or forgery, felony possession of a schedule II controlled-substance, two counts of identity theft, trafficking in opiates by possession and felony conspiring to obtain controlled-substances by fraud.
Sheriff Godfrey stated Kennedy and Wilkerson were placed in the Moore County Detention Center where Kennedy was given a $75,000 secured bond while Wilkerson was given a $25,000 unsecured bond.
Both Kennedy and Wilkerson have an August 8th District Court date.