Police officer accused of fraudulently obtaining prescription medication


COURTHOUSE – A city police officer is accused of fraudulently obtaining prescription medication.

Harry M. Kephart Jr., 29, on Monday was indicted on a count of obtaining drugs by fraud. Kephart was served the indictment on Tuesday, and he received a $1,000 secured bond, police said in a statement.

Police announced the accusation today in a press release. Kephart is on administrative assignment until criminal and administrative investigations are complete.

The alleged incident happened on April 19, when Kephart was denied a prescription by an emergency room physician but later obtained prescription medication, according to police.

The emergency room physician contacted police on April 23 and shared concerns.

In an email to reporters, Master Police Officer Jimmy Cason, a police spokesperson, wrote that Kephart has served in the city police department since August 2011.

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