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Monday, March 12, 2018

Female Charged in Hanover Fentanyl Fraud

Hanover | by Matt Hermiz  

31-year-old woman allegedly obtained significant amount of transdermal fentanyl patches fraudulently in December

A 31-year-old woman faces numerous charges after allegedly forging a fentanyl prescription.

Hanover Police say the charges date back to a December 19th incident when a woman called a pharmacy in Hanover, claiming their doctor had mixed up the street name on their narcotic prescription.

The female allegedly told the pharmacy it was supposed to be sent to a location on Hanover Street in Toronto, and supplied a detailed cover story about relocating from the U-S after suffering a medical issue.

According to police, the female advised the pharmacy in Hanover she was willing to drive from Toronto to fill the prescription anyhow.

Police say the suspect used an official looking letterhead for a significant amount of transdermal fentanyl patches and a fake temporary Driver's licence to obtain the prescription.

Hanover Police say the unknown female suspect was seen with a newborn when filling the prescription. Through investigation, Hanover Police with the co-operation of other law enforcement departments were able to identify Saundra MacNeil of no fixed address as the suspect.

She was arrested February 22nd and remanded into custody.

MacNeil has been charged with the following offences:

-Possession of a Schedule I Substance (Fentanyl)  for the Purpose of Trafficking
-Possession of Property obtained by Crime
-Fraud Under $5,000
- Two counts of Use a Forged Document
- Six counts of Fail to Comply with Recognizance

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