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City woman, 7 others accused in drugs scam

Bob Shiles Staff writer

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LUMBERTON — A Lumberton woman is among seven people who have been charged with using forged prescriptions to illegally obtain narcotic pain-killer pills, and warrants have been issued for an eighth person, according to the Lumberton Police Department.


At least three of those arrested are accused of possessing more than 100 dosage units of oxycodone, according to a statement from the Police Department. Five of the accused are from Dillon, S.C.


According to the statement, Quiana Lashanda Monroe, 35, of Lumberton, was arrested Monday for passing bogus prescriptions at the Walmart at 5070 Fayetteville Road and Drugs America at 103 W. 24th St. She is charged with three counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and identity theft. She was jailed under a $10,000 unsecured bond.


A Fayetteville woman, Sirena Buchholtz, 41, was charged Oct. 5 with three counts each of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and possessing a controlled substance. She also was charged with two counts of identity theft.


According to police, Buchholtz is accused of using a phony prescription to obtain Adderall at Drugs America twice in September and on Oct. 5. She was jailed at the Robeson County jail under a $30,000 secured bond.


The others arrested and their charges are:


— Zebedee Hunter Ward, 26, of Dillon, was charged with trafficking in opiates by possessing, trafficking in opiates by transport, possession of a controlled substance of over 100 dosage units, maintaining a drug vehicle and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. He was jailed in Robeson County on a $40,000 secured bond.


— Lakisha Marie Clark, 28, and Shamkia Lynn Ward, 25, both of Dillon, were each charged with trafficking in opiates by possession, conspiracy to traffic in opiates, possessing a controlled substance of over 100 dosage units, identity theft and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. They were jailed at the Robeson County jail, each under a $30,000 secured bond.


— Christopher Gerson Bailey, 35, of Dillon, was charged with attempting to traffic in opiates, attempted felony possession of a controlled substance of over 100 dosage units and attempting to obtain a controlled substance, oxycodone, by fraud. His was jailed in Robeson County under a $30,000 secured bond.


— Bobby Lee Scott, 28, of Dillon, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for obtaining a controlled substance by fraud in Henderson County. He was jailed in Robeson County under a $7,500 secured bond.


The release also said that warrants have been issued for Tracey Lee Rowell, 40, of Dillon, for trafficking in opiates by possession, conspiracy to traffic in opiates, possession of a controlled substance of over 100 dosages, identity theft and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.


Any information on fraudulent or suspicious prescription cases in Lumberton should be shared by calling police Detective Luke Humphrey at 910-671-3845.

 

 

 

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