Woman arrested in Kannapolis on drug, identity theft charges

Published 2:34 pm Wednesday, November 26, 2014

By Josh Bergeron

josh.bergeron@salisburypost.com

A Kannapolis woman was arrested Wednesday while at work after allegedly being involved in a conspiracy to manufacture and use fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances.

Sherry Ann Carrillo, 35, 2650 Wyoming Drive, was arrested on charges of trafficking stolen identities, one count of conspiracy to traffick opium and heroin and one count of possessing a controlled substance.

A news release from the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office said deputies received information in September that Carrillo was involved with others in a conspiracy to manufacture and use fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances, including hydrocodone, Xanax, methylphenidate and Vyvanse.

Investigators with both the Sheriff’s Office and Kannapolis Police Department determined that a number of fraudulent prescriptions had been presented and filled, or attempted to be filled at pharmacies in Rowan, Cabarrus and Iredell counties, the release said.

Carrillo was arrested Wednesday at her business, Quick Tax Unlimited, 2014 West C Street in Kannapolis.

After arresting Carrillo, investigators executed search warrants at the Carrillo’s workplace and her home in Kannapolis.  During the search, investigators seized evidence connected to the illegal production of prescriptions for controlled substances, money, computers, a small amount of Vyvanse and other evidence, the news release said.

Carrillo’s bond was set at $100,000.  The news release said an investigation is ongoing and other arrests are anticipated.

Contact reporter Josh Bergeron at 704-797-4246

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