Substance abuse counselor accused of prescription-drug fraud
A substance abuse counselor is accused of copying prescriptions to get nearly 450 hydrocodone pills from Goldsboro pharmacies.Posted — Updated
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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