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.

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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.