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16 Busted In Prescription Forgery Ring

Sixteen people have been arrested in a prescription forgery ring that stretched from Carteret County to Brunswick County.

Carteret County deputies say the ring centered on Casey Williams, who was employed as a radiologic technologist at Crystal Coast Family Practice of Morehead City. They discovered that Williams and her boyfriend, James Maynor, forged numerous prescriptions from stolen pads and also sold forged prescriptions to people willing to pay for them.

Deputies say the pads came from Port City Neurosurgery & Spine in Wilmington, Coastal Carolina Orthopedic Surgery in Jacksonville, and Medac Health Services in Wilmington, all where Williams was formerly employed.

Investigators alleged that the couple began selling fraudulent prescriptions in New Hanover and Brunswick counties and the two eventually moved to Havelock where they continued to sell prescriptions and medication to people in Carteret County. Through the prescriptions, investigators were able to obtain a list of buyers. The two are accused of distributing more than 4,500 Percocet pills, most sold for $10 a pill on the street.

In addition to Williams and Maynor, the following have been charged:

Shawn Langan
Coachman Lane, Newport
5 counts level 3 trafficking opium by possession.
5 counts obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
2 counts of conspiring to traffic opium.
Bond: $15,000 secured

Megan Patton
Hostess House, Newport
1 count level 3 trafficking opium by possession.
1 count obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
1 count of conspiring to traffic opium.
Bond: $10,000 secured

Arron Padrick
Emeline Place, Morehead City
1 count level 3 trafficking opium by possession.
1 count obtaining a controlled substance by fraud
1 count of conspiring to trafficking opium by possession.
Bond $7,500

Adam Miller
Cedar Creek Road, Newport
1 count of conspiring to traffic opium.
Bond $3,000

Kaitlyn Cloud
Countryside Court, Newport
1 count level three trafficking opium by possession.
1 count obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
1 counts of conspiring to traffic opium. Charges) 1 counts level three trafficking opium by possession.
Bond: $15,000 secured

Adele Davis
Bridges Street, Morehead City
2 counts level 3 trafficking opium by possession.
2 counts obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
1 counts of conspiring to traffic opium.
Bond: $10,000 secured

William McBride
Fin Point Ct, Leland
5 counts level 3 trafficking opium by possession.
5 counts obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
Arrested in Brunswick county
Bond: 100,000 unsecured

Sean Gaines
Ashley Circle, Wilmington
1 count level 3 trafficking opium by possession.
2 counts obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
2 counts of conspiring to traffic opium.
Arrested in New Hanover County
Bond: $100,000 secured

Scott Osowski
Hoggard Drive, Wilmington
6 counts level 3 trafficking opium by possession.
6 counts obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
Arrested in New Hanover County
Bond: $100,000 secured

Warrants are on file for the following:

Peter Minks III
Stargaser Lane, Newport
3 counts level 3 trafficking opium by possession.
3 counts obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
3 count of conspiring to traffic opium.

Tara Minks
Stargazer Lane, Newport
1 counts level three trafficking opium by possession.
1 count obtaining a controlled substance by fraud
1 count of conspiring to traffic opium.

Christopher Suplee
Arrington Road, Beaufort
1 count of conspiring to trafficking opium by possession.

Jeremy Lupton
Howard Road, Newport
1 count level 3 trafficking opium by possession.
1 count obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

Brian Lewis
Hostess House, Newport
1 counts level 3 trafficking opium by possession.
1 counts obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
1 counts of conspiring to traffic opium.


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