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Several arrested in coastal prescription drug bust

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Tara Jones Minks (Source: Carteret County Sheriff's Office) Tara Jones Minks (Source: Carteret County Sheriff's Office)
Arron Elvis Padrick (Source: Carteret County Sheriff's Office) Arron Elvis Padrick (Source: Carteret County Sheriff's Office)
William Richard McBride (Source: Carteret County Sheriff's Office) William Richard McBride (Source: Carteret County Sheriff's Office)

BEAUFORT, NC (WECT) – Following a two-month investigation, authorities have arrested several individuals reportedly involved with a prescription drug fraud ring that operated in Carteret, Craven, Onslow, New Hanover and Brunswick counties, according to the Carteret County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities received a tip that Casey Williams, a former radiology technician at Crystal Coast Family Practice in Morehead City, had allegedly stolen prescription pads from previous doctor's offices where she was employed.

Williams and boyfriend, James Maynor, allegedly then wrote and sold illegal numerous prescriptions from the stolen pads in New Hanover and Brunswick counties. They also sold forged completed scripts to buyers.

Many of the prescription pads came from doctor's offices where Williams used to work, including Port City Neurosurgery & Spine in Wilmington, Coastal Carolina Orthopedic Surgery in Jacksonville, and Medac Health Services in Wilmington.

Later, Williams and Maynor moved to Havelock, where they continued their illegal operation in Carteret County.

Investigators were eventually able to back track the scripts from the stolen pads, and they obtained a list of buyers.

After being tipped off, sheriff's deputies and the SBI questioned the couple.

The couple reportedly distributed approximately 4,580 (10MG) Percocet pills for $10 each.

SBI agents and Carteret County detectives then obtained warrants on 16 suspects involved in the case.

The following have been arrested and charged in connection with the drug ring:

Casey Ann Williams, of Witten Circle, Havelock:

• Five counts of level three trafficking opium by possession

• Five counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

• 14 counts of conspiring to traffic opium

• Bond: $250,000

James Howard Maynor, of Witten Circle, Havelock:

• Five counts of level three trafficking opium by possession

• Five counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

• 14 counts of conspiring to traffic opium

• Bond: $251,900

Shawn Robert Langan, of Coachman Lane, Newport:

• Five counts of level three trafficking opium by possession

• Five counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

• Two counts of conspiring to traffic opium

• Bond: $15,000 secured

Megan Jane Patto, of Hostess House, Newport:

• One count of level three trafficking opium by possession

• One count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

• One count of conspiring to traffic opium

• Bond: $10,000 secured

Arron Elvis Padrick, of Emeline Place, Morehead City:

• One count of level three trafficking opium by possession

• One count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

• One count of conspiring to traffic opium by possession

• Bond: $7,500

Adam Graig Miller, of Cedar Creek Road, Newport:

• One count of conspiring to traffic opium

• Bond: $3,000

Kaitlyn Elizabeth Cloud, of Countryside Court, Newport:

• One count of level three trafficking opium by possession

• One count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

• One count of conspiring to traffic opium

• Bond: $15,000 secured

Adele Loren Davis, of Bridges Street, Morehead City:

• Two counts of level three trafficking opium by possession

• Two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

• One count of conspiring to traffic opium

• Bond: $10,000 secured bond

William Richard McBride, of Fin Point Ct., Leland:

• Five counts of level three trafficking opium by possession

• Five counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

• Bond: $100,000 unsecured

Sean Michael Gaines, of Ashley Circle, Wilmington:

• One count of level three trafficking opium by possession

• Two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

• Two counts of conspiring to traffic opium

• Bond: $100,000 secured

Scott Osowski, of Hoggard Drive, Wilmington:

• Six counts of level three trafficking opium by possession

• Six counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

• Bond: $100,000 secured

Warrants on file, but not yet arrested

Peter Joseph Minks III, of Stargaser Laner, Newport:

• Three counts of level three trafficking opium by possession

• Three counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

• Three counts of conspiring to traffic opium

Tara Jones Minks, of Stargazer Lane, Newport:

• One count of level three trafficking opium by possession

• One count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

• One count of conspiring to traffic opium

Christopher Alan Suplee, of Arrington Road, Beaufort:

• One count of conspiring to traffic opium by possession

Jeremy Lyly Lutpon, of Howard Road, Newport:

• One count of level three trafficking opium by possession

• One count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

Brian Andrew Lewis, of Hostess House, Newport:

• One count of level three trafficking opium by possession

• One count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud

• One count of conspiring to traffic opium

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