In late 2009, Maria Josey ?collected? several thousand dollars in overtime on top of her annual salary of $32,000 at the city's Department of Health. But federal prosecutors alleged Thursday that she also had a little side business—peddling prescription painkillers.
Josey, 46, of Francisville, was arrested Thursday morning and later appeared before U.S. Magistrate Jacob Hart on drug-distribution and related charges. ?Hart ordered that she be detained pending a bail hearing on Aug. 7.
Federal prosecutors said that Josey, who worked as a clerk typist at Health Center No. 5, on? 20th Street near Berks in North Philadelphia, took blank prescription pads from doctors at the health center and then sold prescriptions to seven individuals? between September 2009 and March 2010.