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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Georgia Woman Sentenced For Writing Fraudulent Painkiller Prescriptions


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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – April Davis, 23, of Marietta, Georgia, was sentenced today for her role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain prescription painkillers, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

An investigation by the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, revealed that Davis participated in a scheme to obtain prescription painkillers using fraudulent prescriptions. Davis would forge prescriptions from an emergency room doctor in Georgia. She would then provide the falsified prescriptions to her mother to fill at a pharmacy in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Her mother would then ship painkillers from West Virginia to Davis in Georgia.

Davis pled guilty in September 2014 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Fraudulent Obtaining Possession of a Controlled Substance.” She was sentenced today to five years of probation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John Parr prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 7, 2015