Police: Lehighton man, James Jones, used fake names, birth dates to get prescription painkillers

Published: 1:56 PM EDT Oct 16, 2012
James Jones

A Lehighton man was arrested Sunday on charges he used false names, birth dates and Social Security numbers to get prescriptions for painkillers.

Lehighton and Mahoning Twp., Carbon Co., police departments conducted an investigation and found 33-year-old James Jones of Lehighton and his girlfriend Naomi Ellison had been using false information during emergency room visits at various hospitals throughout Carbon, Lehigh, and Schuylkill counties to obtain the prescriptions.

On Friday, police said Jones used a false date of birth and Social Security numbers to get a prescription for Lorcet at Lehighton Hospital.

Police said Jones and Ellison later walked more than two miles with her three children from Lehighton to a Walmart pharmacy where Ellison filled the prescription.

Police arrested Jones. He faces charges of acquisition by misrepresentation and criminal conspiracy.

He was taken to the Carbon County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.