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Substance abuse counselor accused of prescription-drug fraud

Posted July 23, 2012

— A substance abuse counselor is accused of copying prescriptions to get nearly 450 hydrocodone pills from Goldsboro pharmacies.

Kenneth Earl Faison, 54, of 609 S. Madison St., was charged Monday with 16 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. He is a counselor with Drug Alcohol Recovery Treatment-Cherry, a residential program in Goldsboro run by the state Department of Correction.

Police said that Faison photocopied a prescription and took it to eight pharmacies between May 23 and June 17. Eastern Medical Associates tipped off investigators after seeing Faison photocopying a prescription on June 19, police said.

Faison was released after posting a $15,000 unsecured bond. He is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday afternoon.


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  • ssvoiceofsanity Jul 23, 2012

    I think Fred Sanford said it best

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jul 23, 2012

    substance abuse counselor from.


    Maybe the computer. So many frauds are out there.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jul 23, 2012

    finger printed and pass a federal background check.


    Obviously they did a poor job of it like they do many other things.

  • csw Jul 23, 2012

    Substance abuse counselors that are credentialed by the state must be finger printed and pass a federal background check.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jul 23, 2012

    So this is how the state of NC wastes our tax dollars. WOW! Maybe someone should set the top dog down; meaning fire them.

  • csw Jul 23, 2012

    This person is not listed on the NC substance abuse board as having any credentials, so I really don't really know where he got the title of a substance abuse counselor from.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jul 23, 2012

    abuse counselor is accused of copying prescriptions

    He knew right from wrong and he should absolutely face his dire consequences. I hope he gets some prison time. We need to be very careful in this day and time in what leader we choose or counselor. Maybe they need a back-ground check.

  • justjean Jul 23, 2012

    If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!

  • SFSOLDIER Jul 23, 2012

    Oh, re-read the article. This clown works for the State. No wonder! Great job Dept of Corrections. You are hiring the best of the best!

  • SFSOLDIER Jul 23, 2012

    Crazy, this country is falling off the cliff. Who vetted this clown?