1/29/2014 9:01 AM
by Nadine Grimley
BECKLEY - Two of nine people implicated in a fraudulent prescription pill ring entered guilty pleas in federal court.
Sherry Lively, 46, of Crab Orchard, and Justin Woodie, 22, of Beckley, both pleaded guilty to obtaining oxycodone by fraud. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said that back in July, Lively and Woodie each took a fake prescription to a local pharmacy. The prescription had been forged by a person who's accused of stealing a script pad from a Beckley doctor. Goodwin said agents were able to obtain a copy of the forged prescription from the pharmacy and confirmed the doctor whose name was on the scripts had not signed them.
Both Lively and Woodie face up to four years in jail and a $250,000 fine at their sentencings set for May 15, 2014.