Court date for local author delayed

RALEIGH The judge delayed her case until March 9. She and her attorneys declined to comment as they left the courthouse.

Gibbons faces prescription drug fraud charges.

The 48-year-old author of "Ellen Foster" was charged in November with obtaining property by false pretense and illegal possession of a controlled substance.

An officer said authorities were alerted to a pharmacy when Gibbons tried to pick up the prescription painkiller hydrocodone.

She was released from jail in November after posting $5,500 bail.

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