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Fourth suspect arrested in prescription fraud

By Nathan Hardin
nhardin@salisburypost.com
SALISBURY — A fourth person has been arrested by Salisbury Police in a prescription fraud scheme that tried to fool pharmacists across the city.
According to the arrest report, Julia Suzanne Beach, 19, was arrested just after midnight on Sunday. Beach was charged with two counts of felony obtaining prescriptions by forgery and two counts of felony trafficking heroin or opium derivatives.
The report said authorities arrested Beach after she attempted to fill a fraudulent prescription at K-Mart. Police could not at this time provide details about the amount or type of pills sought.
Salisbury Police arrested Chad and Alyssia Honeycutt, of 405 Heilig Ave., earlier this month after officers were dispatched to Innes Street Drugs on South Main Street in reference to a possible prescription fraud.
Officers arrested Alyssia Honeycutt in her vehicle on the scene. Her husband and teenage neighbor Ryan Bell reportedly fled from the vehicle, but were found and arrested several days later. The three had attempted to fill a prescription for 180 oxycodone at the 112 S. Main St. pharmacy.
The pharmacy called Salisbury Police after checking with the listed doctor. The doctor reported that the prescription was false and that a prescription pad had been stolen.
After an investigation, police found the three had also forged prescriptions at Moose Pharmacy in Concord and Salisbury Pharmacy.
Bell, 17, was charged with three counts of felony obtaining prescriptions by forgery, two counts of felony trafficking heroin or opium, and felony attempt and conspiracy. He was given a $60,000 bond.
Chad Honeycutt, 33, was charged with felony obtaining prescriptions by forgery, felony traffic in drugs and misdemeanor resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer. He was given a $50,000 bond.
Alyssia Honeycutt, 30, was also given a $50,000 bond on charges of two counts of felony obtaining prescriptions by forgery and two counts of felony traffic in drugs.
Beach, of 1024 Wildlower Lane, was given a $100,000 bond. She was in jail Monday afternoon.

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