Two Brookville Residents Accused in Prescription Drug Scam

handcuffsBROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – Two Brookville individuals are facing charges relating to a prescription drug scam.

According to court documents, Brookville Borough Police Department filed criminal charges against 67-year-old Diana L. Jones and 34-year-old Jacob Mark Knapp, both of Brookville.

According to a criminal complaint, around 2:00 p.m. on March 28, Officer Vince Markle, of the Brookville Borough Police Department, met with a local pharmacist who stated that “he received a call from a doctor’s office stating Diana Jones reported that she has not been receiving her medications. The pharmacist stated that Jones has been getting her prescription for Tramadol filled basically every month, and that Jacob Knapp has been signing for the prescription.”

Copies of Knapp’s signature and video were provided to Officer Markle.

The complaint states that Officer Markle interviewed Knapp who indicated “he has been picking up Diana Jones’ prescription pills from the pharmacy since 2014 and getting her groceries. About six months ago, he stopped helping as much due to having a new girlfriend and a baby on the way. He stated that when he picked up the prescriptions, she would give him half of pills (50 of the 100).”

He stated that “he picked up pills two times a month, and he picked up the last pills on March 11, 2016, but only 50 due to insurance issues,” the complaint continues.

Officer Markle then interviewed Jones who stated that “she gave (Knapp) 25 pills, and that’s all she ever gave him at a time. It started on April 9, 2014, and September 28, 2015, was the last time he went to get (the prescription) for her,” the complaint indicates.

She allegedly said that she gave him Tramadol, the complaint states.

Officer Markel went through the electronic signature pages provided by the pharmacy, and he counted 41 times that Jacob Knapp signed for medications for Diana Jones. He counted a total of 3,773 Tramadol pills picked up over the two-year time frame and 360 Gabpentin capsules picked up by Knapp, according to the complaint.

Based on his investigation, Officer Markle filed criminal complaints against both individuals.

Knapp faces 41 misdemeanor counts of Intentional Possession of Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered.

Jones faces 41 felony counts of Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver and 41 misdemeanor counts of Intentional Possession of Controlled Substance By Person Not Registered.

Preliminary hearings are scheduled for both individuals at 10:30 a.m. on May 5 in front of Magisterial District Judge Gregory M. Bazylak.

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