ALE agents and the Bladen County Sheriff's Department acted on a tip provided by a concerned citizen, which led to ALE's prescription pain killer fraud operation.

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RALEIGH, N.C.--Friday, the NC Department of Public Safety's Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) arrested and charged eight people with drug trafficking, larceny, forgery and other crimes following a year-long, multi-county criminal investigation. Investigators said more charges are pending.

ALE agents and the Bladen County Sheriff's Department acted on a tip provided by a concerned citizen, which led to ALE's prescription pain killer fraud operation. Members of the drug ring are alleged to have fraudulently obtained oxycodone pills in Rockingham, Guilford, Robeson, Cumberland, Bladen, Columbus, Sampson and New Hanover counties.

The State Bureau of Investigation's Diversion Crimes Unit, the Clinton and Greensboro police departments assisted in the arrests of the alleged suspects.

The following people were charged:

Terry Moore, Council

-Operating a criminal enterprise

-Conspiracy to traffic in opiates

-Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense

-Intimidating a witness

-Larceny

-2 counts of identity theft

-2 counts of trafficking in opiates

-2 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by false pretense

-2 counts of uttering forged papers

-3 counts of possession of stolen property

David "Tommy" Jones, Elizabethtown

-Conspiracy to traffic in opiates

-Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense

-Attempt to traffic in opiates

-Attempt to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense

-3 counts of trafficking in opiates

-3 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by false pretense

-4 counts of identity theft

-4 counts of uttering forged papers

-4 counts of possession of stolen property


Christopher Moore, Elizabethtown

-Conspiracy to traffic in opiates

-Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense

-Trafficking in opiates

-Obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

-Identity theft

-Possession of stolen property

-Uttering forged papers


Beverly Oxendine, formerly of Elizabethtown

-Conspiracy to traffic in opiates

-Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense

- Trafficking in opiates

- Obtain a controlled substance by false pretense

- Common law forgery


Candy Moore, Elizabethtown

- Conspiracy to traffic in opiates

- Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense


Monica Wilkens, Liberty

- Conspiracy to traffic in opiates

- Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense

- Common law forgery


Randy Jones, Liberty

- Conspiracy to traffic in opiates

- Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense


Tammy Jones, Greensboro

- Conspiracy to traffic in opiates

- Conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by false pretense

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