Child’s medication stolen


Two Logan County residents were arrested July 8 after they were allegedly found to have replaced a child’s medication for Attention Deficit Disorder with sugar.

The criminal complaint filed by Trooper M.J. Miller with the West Virginia State Police outlines the alleged crime by placing Everett Harold Brewster, 21, of Verdunville and Kayla Renee Jeffery, 25, of Logan, at a home in the Mud Fork area of Logan County on July 3.

Miller reports Brewster and Jeffrey obtained a bottle of Focalin XR from a kitchen cabinet. The medication was reportedly prescribed to a juvenile two lived at the Mud Fork residence. Brewster and Jeffrey allegedly conspired to pull the capsules apart, take possession of the active ingredient and replace the active ingredient in the capsules with sugar. Miller alleges, by replacing the medication with sugar, Brewster and Jeffrey knowingly created a counterfeit schedule two controlled substance.

The criminal complaint also says Brewster and Jeffrey, “…placed the Focalin XR 30mg medication bottle back in the cabinet and had knowledge the counterfeit controlled substance…was delivered to…the juvenile on [their] regular schedule.”

Brewster and Jeffery have each been charged with manufacturing and delivery of a schedule two controlled substance and conspiracy, and if both Brewster and Jeffery are found guilty on all charges, they could each be forced to spend between two and 10 years in state correctional facility and pay up to $25,000 in fines. Bond for both Brewster and Jeffery was set to $5,000. On July 8, Brewster and Jeffery were able to post bond and are free pending trial.

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Criminal complaints are public information. Charges listed in a complaint are merely accusations; defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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