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For Immediate Release
March 3, 2004
Media Contact: 410-576-6357

Co-Conspirator Also Charged

Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr. announced today that Janet Ann Boykin, age 50, of 1004 Hignet Way, Baltimore, Maryland, was indicted on February 26, 2004, in the Baltimore City Circuit Court with the crimes of possessing a controlled dangerous substance by counterfeit prescription, counterfeiting prescriptions, passing counterfeit prescriptions, and conspiracy to commit these crimes. The indictment alleges that Boykin made and passed counterfeit prescriptions for Percocet, a controlled dangerous substance, on six occasions starting on April 29, 2003 and ending on June 6, 2003.

A second indictment was returned by the Baltimore City Grand Jury the same day against alleged co-conspirator Robert Brian Sullivan. Sullivan, 45, of 1004 Hignet Way, Baltimore, was charged with similar counts of possessing a controlled dangerous substance by counterfeit prescription, as well as counterfeiting and passing counterfeit prescriptions.

The defendants are scheduled for arraignment on April 14, 2004. No trial dates have yet been set.

The pending cases will be prosecuted by the Criminal Investigations Division of the Maryland Attorney General’s Office. The Maryland State Police assisted in the investigation of these cases and arrested Boykin and Sullivan on the charges March 2, 2004.

While an indictment or charge is merely an accusation of wrongdoing and every individual is presumed innocent unless the State proves the charges beyond a reasonable doubt, possessing a controlled dangerous substance is punishable by a maximum sentence of 4 years, a fine of $25,000.00, or both; counterfeiting and passing a counterfeit prescription carries a maximum penalty of 2 years; and the conspiracy charges carry maximum penalties of either 4 years or 2 years.



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