Jackson Springs man charged with ‘doctor shopping’

54-year-old obtained 18 prescriptions for Suboxone, Oxycodone

Staff report

Moore County Sheriff Neil Godfrey reported on Wednesday the arrest of Phillip Stanley Wilborn, 54, of Jackson Springs, on Monday for obtaining a controlled substance by withholding information from health care providers and trafficking in opiates. The act is commonly referred to as doctor shopping.

Phillip Stanley Wilborn II

Phillip Stanley Wilborn II

During the investigation, members of the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division found that between March 26 and June 24 that Wilborn met with four different health care providers in Moore County and obtained 18 different prescriptions to obtain 144 dosage units of Suboxone and 180 dosage units of Oxycodone. Wilborn did not inform any of the physicians that he was receiving medical care from the other physicians.

Wilborn was charged with obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation from a health care provider, three counts of trafficking opiates and two counts of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Wilborn was released from the Moore County Detention Center under a $10,000 unsecure bond.

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