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Two Illinois Women Sentenced on Charges for Illegally Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud

JAN 29 (EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill.) –Special Agent in Charge, James P. Shroba announced that Abbe L. Terry, 51, of East Alton, Illinois, and Jacklyn McCormack, 26, of Belleville, Illinois, were sentenced this week in the United States District Court in East Saint Louis for illegally obtaining controlled substances by fraud.

On three occasions, beginning in May of 2013 thru October 13, Terry admitted she had, through the use of fraud and forgery, obtained Duragesic Patches referred to as Fentanyl, a Schedule II controlled substance. Terry admitted to forging the prescriptions on a home computer and that the controlled substances had not been lawfully prescribed to her. Terry then filled the prescriptions at pharmacies in Alton, Illinois.

The district court ordered Terry to serve six months of imprisonment and one year of supervised release. The court also ordered Terry to pay $300 in special assessments.

McCormack admitted to using forged prescriptions to obtain Oxycodone, a Schedule II narcotic control substance.  McCormack was ordered to serve four months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release. The court also ordered McCormack to pay $134.37 in restitution, divided equally, to the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and pay $400 in special assessments.

This investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control.


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