Sheriff Neil Godfrey announced the arrest of Homer Malachi Phillips of Concord, North Carolina on Nov 5, 2018 for obtaining controlled substances by fraud/forgery, trafficking in Opiates, identity theft and other related charges.
During this investigation, Moore County deputies found that between the dates of Sept 26, 2018 and Nov 5, 2018 Homer Malachi Phillips presented 8 different fraudulent prescriptions to Moore County area pharmacy in an attempt to obtain a total of 1200 Milliliters of Phenergan with Codeine and other non-scheduled controlled substances.
Phenergan with Codeine is an opiate narcotic and is listed as a schedule V controlled substance.
Deputies also discovered that Phillips had seven outstanding warrants for his arrest concerning additional prescription fraud related crimes in Forsyth, Wake and Guilford Counties.
Homer Malachi Phillips: 43 years of age
1510 Daley Circle
Concord, North Carolina 27602
Phillips was charged with 10 counts of attempt to obtaining controlled substance by fraud/forgery, 5 counts of trafficking opiates by possession, 9 counts of identity theft and 9 counts of obtaining property by false pretense.
Phillips was arrested and transported to the Moore County Detention Center where he was provided a $670,000 secure bond and a district court date of 11/27/2018.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.