Pike County couple indicted on prescription fraud charges
by By Kyle Lovern
PIKEVILLE, Ky. - Testimony was recently provided to the August session of the Pike County, Ky. Grand Jury by Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy Billy McCoy concerning a prescription fraud investigation, which yielded felony indictments against two individuals.
Robert Hopkins, 37, of South Williamson and Sabrina Bowens, 34, of Meta, Ky., were each indicted on six counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, which is a Class D Felony.
According to the information included in the indictment, between the dates of October 11, 2012 and March 4, 2013, Hopkins and Bowens allegedly committed the offense of obtaining controlled substances by fraud when they obtained or attempted to obtain a controlled substance by knowingly withholding or misrepresenting information, or by presenting a false, forged or altered prescription in order to obtain such substance, or in complicity with each other in so doing.
Freda Davis, 31, of Williamson, was indicted on one count each of theft of a controlled substance (Class D Felony) and tampering with physical evidence, also a Class D Felony. Deputy McCoy was the investigating officer in this case.
The indictment provided by the Pike County Commonwealth Attorney’s office states that on or about the 20th day of June, 2013, the defendant unlawfully took or exercised control over a prescription of Klonopin, which is a controlled substance. Furthermore, Davis is also accuses of tampering with physical evidence when, believing that an official proceeding is pending or may be instituted, she damaged, destroyed, removed or otherwise dealt with physical evidence which she believed would be produced or used in an official proceeding.
All three defendants are scheduled to appear in Pike County Circuit Court on September 6, 2013.
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