UPDATE — Marshall woman accused of prescription fraud sentenced

| May 30, 2017
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UPDATE 5/30/17 10:15 A.M. — Coke was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday, May 22 after she reached a plea agreement with office of the Saline County Prosecuting Attorney. She entered a guilty plea for three Felony B accounts of distributing a controlled substance to a minor in addition to pleading guilty to 33 Felony D counts of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance.

Coke told the court she would take prescription pads that had been pre-signed from the dentist’s office she was employed at in order to write prescriptions for oxycodone fraudulently. The prescriptions were reportedly made out to a dozen different people, including Coke and her daughter, who was under 18 at the time.

Due to her plea agreement, Coke will serve 120 days in a treatment center. Upon successful completion of a rehab program, she would then be released for a 5-year probation.

MARSHALL, MO – A hearing Monday morning continues the case of a Marshall woman.

According to court documentation, Anne Marie Coke, 36, is charged with 134 felony counts of fraudulently obtaining a controlled substance.  Coke allegedly stole a prescription pad from her uncle, a local dentist, and was forging prescriptions for oxycodone, from 2014 to 2016.

She is currently free on bond conditions.  The hearing in Saline County is scheduled for 11 a.m.

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