Mellissa Adams
Mellissa Adams

A Cross Roads-area woman who last week told police she was robbed of prescription narcotics outside a Manchester Township pharmacy will be charged with making a false report and dealing drugs.

Northern York County Regional Police said they are filing the charges against Mellissa Ann Adams, 44, of 14224 Winterstown Road in North Hopewell Township. She has not yet been arraigned.

Met in lot: According to charging documents, Adams picked up a legal prescription for 84 OxyContin pills at CVS Pharmacy at 1500 N. George St., then met Jacob M. Sheckells in the parking lot just after midnight Dec. 9.

At the time, Adams told officers she was meeting the man because he owed her $30, police said.

She falsely alleged Sheckells leaned forward to hug her, then stole her pills, documents state.

Arrest warrant: Based on her claim, police filed charges of robbery, theft, receiving stolen property, harassment and possession of a controlled substance against Sheckells and a warrant was issued for his arrest, police said.

But police took a harder look at Adams after Sheckells turned himself in Wednesday and insisted he did not rob the woman -- even showing officers text messages from Adams, documents state.

Alleged plan: Sheckells told investigators the plan was for Adams to sell him 50 OxyContins for $20 per pill, plus give him a free pill, but first he had to give Adams $20 so she could go into the pharmacy and pay for her pills, documents state.

After returning to the parking lot, Adams counted out 51 pills for Sheckells, who handed her a wad of bills that was meant to look like a large amount of cash but instead was only $170, according to police. When Adams realized she'd been shorted, Sheckells fled the parking lot, police said.

Text messages from Sheckells' phone back up his version of events, documents state.

Most charges dropped: Sheckells, 23, of Pine Street in Winterstown, remains charged with possession of a controlled substance, but all other charges against him were withdrawn, police said.

Adams faces a felony charge of drug-dealing, police said; the false-reports offense is a misdemeanor.

Her home phone number wasn't working on Monday and it is unclear if she has retained an attorney.

-- Reach Liz Evans Scolforo at levans@yorkdispatch.com.