Craig woman gets deferred sentence on drug charges |

Craig woman gets deferred sentence on drug charges

Christina M. Currie

Craig resident Dawn Malley, 43, pleaded guilty and received a deferred sentence Monday on a felony charge of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and deceit. Malley was charged with the crime June 2.

Malley was sentenced to two years of probation including restrictions on her use of alcohol. She is also required to complete 100 hours of community service and make a $500 charitable donation.

If Malley completes the terms of the sentence within two years, the district attorney will file a motion to dismiss the case and it will be erased from her record.

An anonymous tip led Craig Police Department officers to local pharmacies where it was determined Malley had been getting prescriptions of oxycodine hydrocodone (Percocet) from three different Craig doctors.

Percocet is a schedule two drug which can produce drug dependence similar to morphine and has the potential of being abused.

It was determined from January to May of 1999, Malley was receiving prescriptions for the drug every five to 10 days at two different pharmacies.

All doctors involved said they did not know Malley was seeing the other.

Malley, wife of Moffat County School District Board of Education member Chuck Malley, serves on the Craig Chamber of Commerce board of directors and is the campaign chairwoman for the 2000 United Way donation campaign.

Dawn Malley declined to comment on the charges.