March 3, 2004
WOMAN CHARGED WITH PRESCRIPTION FRAUD
Co-Conspirator Also Charged
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,
six occasions starting on April 29, 2003 and ending on June 6,
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
prescription, as well as counterfeiting and passing counterfeit
defendants are scheduled for arraignment on April 14, 2004. No
trial dates have yet been set.
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
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.