Delaware Woman Indicted on Drug Charges
Kristen E. Jacobs, 32, of Bear, DE, was charged today by indictment with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, and attempt to possess oxycodone with intent to distribute, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, the defendant and her co-conspirators obtained personal information of doctors and patients; used it to create false and fraudulent “prescriptions” for oxycodone, a dangerous Schedule II controlled substance that is widely abused; filled the fraudulent “prescriptions” at various pharmacies in the tri-state area; then sold the oxycodone illegally.
If convicted the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of 40 years’ imprisonment, a three-year period of supervised release, and a $2 million fine.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Delaware State Police and the Lower Paxton Township Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Mary E. Crawley.
An Indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.