Two more suspects arrested in drug sweep

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An Ellsworth man and woman were charged Friday for their alleged roles in cases that resulted in five arrests Wednesday in a drug sweep involving the use of fraudulent prescriptions to obtain narcotics.


State police arrested Christin Segedi, 28, on charges she conspired with a Washington mother and daughter to pass forged prescriptions for such drugs as Oxycodone, an affidavit indicates. Jerome McKee, 54, also was arrested by state police in one of the cases Friday under court documents that were not available that evening.


One of the other women, Leann Sachek, 45, of 101 Brush Run Road, Washington, remained Friday in the Washington County jail on $300,000 bond set by District Judge Curtis Thompson on a string of charges filed by state police, including conspiracy, identity theft, fraud and conspiracy. Nicole Sachek, 25, of the same address, is facing the same charges as well as others, and is accused in one case of obtaining 90 Oxycodone tablets on one occasion last year from a Rite Aid in McKeesport in the name of Missy Brown and on a prescription faked with the signature of a Washington physician, court records show.


Segedi was implicated in the case in computer files seized in October that had been moved from Scenery Hill to a Centerville address where the younger Sachek was staying. She was charged Friday with criminal attempt, conspiracy, forgery, drug possession and obtaining drugs through misrepresentation and remanded to jail on $25,000 bond set by Thompson.


McKee was charged with conspiracy, obtaining drugs through misrepresentation, forgery and drug possession. He was also was remanded to jail on $25,000 bond set by Thompson.


The younger Sachek is free on $25,000 bond. Melissa M. Brown, 32, of 411 Pike Run Road, Daisytown, also has been charged in this ring.


Meanwhile, the state attorney general’s office Wednesday arrested Edward G. Zupancic, 49, of 311 Urquhart Road, Scenery Hill, and Mark J. Uniatowski, 48, of 123 Champion St., McDonald, on charges they used a dying man’s prescriptions to illegally obtain narcotics.


Court records indicate these investigations are ongoing and that others may be charged in them.


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