A Williamsport woman who on Tuesday pleaded guilty to forging a prescription told a judge "you don't know me" before he imposed sentence.
Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone III sentenced Holly Frances Melby, 48, whose last known address before her arrest was 8027 Dam No. 4 Road in Williamsport, to a two-year suspended prison sentence and ordered her to complete 18 months of supervised probation. He ordered her to take her medications as prescribed and to complete a Washington County Health Department addictions program.
Melby's defense attorney, Edward Button, initially asked for a pre-sentence investigation, but Boone denied his request.
"Why would they want that?" he asked. "I could write this myself."Boone said that he knows Melby through her husband, who recently was in court.Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Steven Kessell said Holly Melby has no prior criminal record.