Justice Court deputy clerk charged with prescription fraud
Published 3:19 pm Thursday, June 17, 2010
A Pearl River County Justice Court deputy clerk faces a felony drug charge stemming from a three-week pharmaceutical diversion investigation by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, says MBN Director Marshall Fisher.
According to a release from MBN, 35-year-old Melissa Adams, of 1235 Bouie Road in Carriere, surrendered to agents Monday evening at the Picayune City Jail, where she was booked on a charge of obtaining a Schedule IV controlled substance by fraud.
Adams is accused of illegally obtaining 50 dosage units of Darvocet, which is the brand name for a prescription narcotic analgesic used to treat mild to moderately severe pain, Fisher said.
Adams’ bond has been set at $5,000.
MBN Public Information Officer Delores Lewis said further details about the case are not being released at this time since the case is still under investigation.