Three Arrested for Prescription Fraud in St. Mary's - Southern Maryland Headline News

Three Arrested for Prescription Fraud in St. Mary's


LEONARDTOWN, Md. (December 07, 2011)—The St. Mary's County Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BCI) Narcotics Division released the following incident and arrest report regarding the arrest of three suspects in connection with prescription fraud. The Division is an investigative team comprised of detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police Drug Enforcement Division, and Federal Drug Agents (HIDTA Group 34). The Division was established on September 1st, 2007 and is based in St. Mary’s County.

Michelle Lee Anderson, 36, of Lexington Park (top); Kevin Anthony Clarke, 25, of Pikesville (bottom left); and Hezekiah Eric Swann, 52, of Windsor Mill, were arrested in St. Mary's County in connection with prescription fraud for Oxycodone (Oxycodone is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics). (Arrest photos)
Michelle Lee Anderson, 36, of Lexington Park (top); Kevin Anthony Clarke, 25, of Pikesville (bottom left); and Hezekiah Eric Swann, 52, of Windsor Mill, were arrested in St. Mary's County in connection with prescription fraud for Oxycodone (Oxycodone is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics). (Arrest photos)

PRESCRIPTION FRAUD: Over the last several weeks, members of the Vice Narcotics Division began receiving information that at least two suspects were utilizing stolen prescriptions to obtain controlled prescription medication. Pharmaceutical diversion detectives began to investigate and were able to find that the prescription pads were stolen from a physician in Baltimore. The suspect was identified as Michelle Lee Anderson, 36, of Lexington Park.

On December 5, detectives received information that Suspect Anderson and a second suspect, Hezekiah Eric Swann, 52, of Windsor Mill, were attempting to pass a stolen prescription at a pharmacy in California. Both suspects were positively identified and stopped by narcotics detectives who were being assisted by Sheriff's Office patrol deputies. A third suspect, Kevin Anthony Clarke, 25, of Pikesville, was immediately identified as a prior co-conspirator from incidents as far back as a month ago.

Seized during the search of the vehicle were multiple bags of marijuana, nearly 360 Oxycodone tablets with a street value of nearly $11,000, a stolen prescription that was filled out to one of the suspects for Oxycodone, and a document that was used to practice forging the signature of the physician. All three were arrested and additional charges are pending a State's Attorney's Office review.

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