FRANKLIN, NJ – Franklin Borough Police Department’s investigation into narcotics and prescription fraud led the arrest of Angela Hope Adams.  The investigation began on July 15, when the detectives found that Adams, 43 year-old resident of Franklin, was alleged to have deceived a number of different doctors and pharmacies in Sussex County in order to obtain narcotics.

The investigation found Adams is alleged to have used false names and other information to doctors and pharmacists to get drugs in Franklin.

Adams was arrested on July 20 at 8 p.m. at her home.  According to the Franklin Borough Police Department Adams “was alleged to have in her possession, an undisclosed amount of opiate based narcotic-like pain relievers which were not obtained lawfully.”

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Franklin Police say she was charged with four counts of obtaining a controlled dangerous substance by fraud and one count of possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

Additional towns are also investigating similar charges against Adams, according to Franklin Police Department’s statement.  As such, there may be additional charges filed against Adams.

These criminal charges are mere accusations. Each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.