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Ex-director of treatment center faces drug charges

Posted September 8, 2008

— The former director of a Johnston County drug and alcohol treatment center has been arrested on drug-trafficking charges, authorities said Monday.

Alice Faye Mozingo, 62, of Four Oaks, was charged with four counts of trafficking and one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, manufacture or distribute.

Police said Mozingo's daughter, Lisa Mozingo Shallington, 35, of Smithfield, posed as a representative for a Benson physician and called in prescriptions for morphine, hydrocodone and Xanax to a local pharmacy. The pharmacist checked with the physician and determined the call was a hoax.

Mozingo, the retired director of the Day by Day Treatment Center in Selma, was arrested when she went to the pharmacy to pick up the drugs.


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  • For-Better-Or-Worse Sep 8, 2008

    I guess there is more money in selling it, than trying to fix the problem.

  • mramorak Sep 8, 2008

    there is much more than this,keep on digging!

  • MadBiker Sep 8, 2008

    Since Mom had been a director of a drug treatment facility, she must have known what was going on with her daughter. If not, she just got seriously pwnd by her daughter!

  • SailbadTheSinner Sep 8, 2008

    I wonder if the Mom knew what she was picking up for her daughter?

    If not, it may be another example of “no good deed goes unpunished”....


  • anneonymousone Sep 8, 2008

    It's sad and damaging to those involved in recovery when this happens. Please recognize that relapse (whether in terms of using drugs or criminal behavior) is not the only story in town.

    Think of the news stories if the good news were reported; the children who were treated well today because their parents got off drugs, the potential accidents prevented by newly clean addicts, the classes attended by students who might otherwise have dropped out.

    OK, rather Pollyanna-ish. Just remember that the successes are often quieter than the relapses, even if it doesn't make for great news stories every day.