Clinton Police Bust Prescription Forgery Ring
Clinton, Miss. (August 18, 2016) On 08-08-2016, the Clinton Police Department (CPD) and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics (MBN) began working multiple prescription frauds in the Hinds County and Warren County areas.
In the course of the investigation, the CPD and MBN determined the source of the fraudulently manufactured prescriptions. The CPD issued a document search warrant for the residence of Bobby Colbert Jr, 229 Springfield Circle in Jackson, Mississippi.
On 08-18-2016, at approximately 09:30 am, the CPD and MBN, aided by the Hinds County Sheriff’s Office Drug Interdiction Unit, executed the search warrant. In addition to eight (8) fraudulent prescriptions recovered, the CPD and MBN recovered suspected counterfeiting instruments and counterfeit United States Currency. Forty-One (41) pages of fake currency was found.
Items seized; three (3) firearms, two (2) printers, forty-one (41) pages of counterfeit currency, eight (8) fraudulent prescriptions, and drug paraphernalia.
Bobby Colbert Jr. was arrested on a CPD arrest warrant and is being held in the Clinton Jail on $100,000 bond.
The CPD has an active arrest warrant for an additional suspect, Jariid Gibbs of 23 Success Drive in Bolton, Mississippi. Individuals with information on the whereabouts of Gibbs should call CPD at 601-924-5252 or Crimestopers at 601-355-tips.
The MBN is actively investigating several other counts of Prescription Fraud having been committed in the Hinds and Warren County areas that Colbert is believed to have manufactured. The counterfeit money case will be adopted by a federal agency for further investigations.