Mother, Daughter & Stepson Charged In Prescription Pill Scheme

Deputies say a mother, daughter and stepson have been charged in a scheme to sell prescription pain pills.

Pamela Shepherd was charged with trafficking in opium and possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, the woman's stepson, Tracy Whichard, was charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, while her daughter Jessica Lopez was charged with trafficking in opium and possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule ii controlled substance.

The three, who live on Wares Chapel Church Road in Beaufort County, were arrested Thursday. Shepherd and Lopez were jailed on a $15,000 bond, while Whichard's bond was set at $25,000.


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  • by Amanda Location: washington, nc on Jan 18, 2011 at 02:30 PM
    everyone needs to seriously GET OFF THEIR HIGH HORSE. stop acting like you are saints and have never done anything wrong.
  • by Wondering Location: SC on Jan 11, 2011 at 02:20 PM
    I have read many comments here and I'm starting to think that these people were not hardened criminals;however, victims of society. Who know's why they felt that had to resort to this and it is probably better than robbing someone?? My biggest question is if this is the step mother, where is the boy's real mother? my final thoughts are none of us knows the true facts and we should not judge these people. If she is or isn't the step mother or not she was apparently helping take care of these kids and raising grown kids can be more demanding... Maybe if she would have gotten some help from the "Parents" she wouldn't have gotten into this mess. God Bless you three I will pray for you as God loves us all the same sinner's and saint's and I would never put anyone down and consider myself a christian. shame on the hypocrites and false judges.
  • by L-DUBS Location: Washington on Jan 10, 2011 at 05:28 PM
    to all those judgin these ppl, how perfect are u? hope ur lives get looked at under a microscope. i'm sure u never got high, or did anything wrong! i know these ppl personally, and they stand up ppl! bottom feeders?!? seriously? dont think they forced anybody to buy anything! actually i know it. drug dealers dont exactly advertise, ppl come to them. to those givin the stepson a hardtime, and his family, obviously u dont know him. how can ppl do this u ask? u ever needed money and didnt kno how 2 get it? they did! they didnt hurt anybody n the process. bottom feeders?!?!? how bout they were jus tryin to feed themselves. to all those with faith in the law and gov't, DIDNT THE COP THAT KICKED IN THE DOOR GET CAUGHT IN A TESTOSTERONE SCANDAL? and he still a cop? what happened to HIS case? HOWS HE STILL KICKIN IN DOORS?!?!?!?!? my best to the 3 that got caught for doin what every1 else gets away with! ya'll earned my respect and wish u all the best! keep ya heads up!!!
  • by Mike Location: Washington on Jan 10, 2011 at 08:56 AM
    What was the scheme?... Did the undercover agents convince them they could make a lot of money?
  • by To Madea Location: in g'ville on Jan 9, 2011 at 09:48 PM
    I guess you forgot about Heather Tetterton in Washington who was a pharmacist who stole pain killers and testosterone and illegaly sold them. Her pharmacist license, #13048, was suspended in September of last year as a result. So, just because somone went to college and got a degree doesn't mean they are going to always sell drugs legally.
  • by Bottomline Location: nc on Jan 9, 2011 at 09:02 PM
    Bottomline, the reason these people are in trouble, is, where there is demand for drugs, youre gonna have people selling drugs, Some of these kids that are riding around on beemers and nice suvs and their parents knowing they dont have the money to buy them, but the kid tells them they have a parttime job, well guess what it is mom (it aint the bagboy at your local grocery store) Parents dont see the things they want to avoid. No what your kids doing, if you dont furnish them something ask where they get their money. Check your kids cars and room, make sure they are not using drugs, FOR THERE TO BE DRUG DEALERS IN AN AREA THERE HAS TO BE DRUG USERS TO KEEP THEIR BUSINESS GOING. Take your kids back parents before the drug dealers take them from you
  • by EW Location: Williamston on Jan 9, 2011 at 07:00 PM
    The boy has a higher bond which probably means he did way more than the other two people. Maybe he got them into his scheme and they took the fall right with him. Just saying.I know of the Whichard's they are the one's who think they can get away with everything. I feel sorry for the idiots who ruined their lives over a few bucks. I bet he got bonded while the other two sat in jail what a shame!
  • by Anon Location: ENC on Jan 9, 2011 at 06:18 PM
    @ Just askin - she is not married to his father.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 9, 2011 at 04:40 PM
    California has reduced simple pot possession from a misdemeanor to an offense for which one does not even need to go to court for. Personally, can legally get opium based pain meds but choose to stick with the lighter, non addictive stuff. If you get into serious pain, to my knowledge, opium based drugs are the last resort. Do not want to be tolerant to opium if I get hurt or am really bad off. Do you?
  • by lee Location: washington on Jan 9, 2011 at 04:39 PM
    My dear Madea, just because people go to school and get a license to sell drugs doesnt mean its all legal. As a matter of fact, I happen to know several docters that for a little something xtra, you can get anything you want. and yes , the government is involved in more than you obviously seem to know. Or maybe its a perfect world one county over and all the police and government officals are all honest! I know for a fact that the cops will sell a person drugs and turn around and arrest you for trafficing 30 seconds after they sold it to you. I FREAKING KNOW! so I guess there a lot of educating needing to take place. just saying
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