EAST ST. LOUIS — Abbe L. Terry, 51, of East Alton, and Jacklyn McCormack, 26, of
Belleville, were sentenced this week in U.S. District Court in East Saint Louis, U.S. Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton said in a press release Thursday.
The district court ordered Terry to serve six months of imprisonment and one year of supervised release. The court also ordered Terry to pay $300 in special assessments. At her plea, Terry admitted that on May 10, 2013, Oct. 13, 2013, and Oct. 23, 2013, she had, through the use of fraud and forgery, obtained Duragesic patches referred to as fentanyl, a controlled substance. Terry admitted that she used forged prescriptions she made on a home computer to obtain the controlled substances that had not been lawfully prescribed to her. Terry obtained the substances from pharmacies in Alton.
The district court ordered McCormack to serve four months of imprisonment and three years of supervised release. The first three months of supervised release are ordered to be served in a halfway house. The court also ordered McCormack to pay $134.37 in restitution, divided equally, to the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and pay $400 in special assessments. At her plea, McCormack admitted to using forged prescriptions to obtain oxycodone, a controlled substance.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Office of Diversion Control. The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ranley Killian and Liam Coonan.