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LOGANSPORT WOMAN CONVICTED OF UNLAWFUL POSSESSION, OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE

07/13/2022

Kim BrookLOGANSPORT – Noah Schafer, the Cass County Prosecuting Attorney, announced that Kimberly Jo Brook, Logansport, was found guilty by a six-person jury of Unlawful Possession of a Legend Drug, Obstruction of Justice, Driving While Suspended, and Resisting Law Enforcement.

The conviction followed a one-day trial presented by Deputy Prosecutor Coleman Beckley in which the jury heard evidence that on October 27, 2019, Brook was found to be driving while suspended. While being booked into the Cass County Jail, pills were located in her purse, one of which was ultimately determined to be Lorazepam, a substance that requires a prescription. The jury heard evidence that no doctor had ever prescribed Lorazepam to Brook.  However, during the pendency of the case Ms. Brook provided in discovery a document purporting to show the substance was prescribed, but the jury heard evidence that this document was a forgery, giving rise to the obstruction of justice charge of which she was convicted.  Said Prosecutor Schafer of the case, “The coverup here is just as bad as the original crime.  Attempting to subvert justice by forging documents to look like prescriptions or pharmacy records was a grave attempt to undermine the system in her favor, and we’re grateful the jury held Ms. Brook accountable for that.”

Brook is scheduled to be sentenced on August 4, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. Brook faces anywhere from six months to four years of incarceration.