MOUNT CARMEL - The following hearings took place Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge Hugh Jones. Defendants ordered to appear for plea court Feb. 25 at Northumberland County Court, Sunbury, can plead guilty or no contest, or seek a trial by pleading not guilty.

n David M. Brown, 29, of 29 N. Chestnut St., Mount Carmel, waived to court two counts of forgery and one count of receiving stolen property, acquiring or possessing a controlled substance by fraud and possession of a controlled substance.

Brown is accused of forging six prescriptions to acquire 1,175 tablets of Oxycodone between Nov. 1 and Nov. 29.

The charges were filed by Mount Carmel Patrolman Matthew Dillman.