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Two Year Sentence For Woman Who Used Forged Fentanyl Patch Prescription

Bruce County | by Robyn Garvey  

Police say MacNeil entered a Hanover pharmacy and fraudulently obtained fentanyl.

A Toronto woman who was charged for using a forged Transdermal Fentanyl Patch prescription at a Hanover Pharmacy has been sentenced to a two year concurrent jail sentence.

Saudra MacNeil pled guilty to several charges including: Possession of a Schedule I Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking, Failure to Comply with a Recongnizance x2 and Uttering a Forged Document.

The charges stem from a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act investigation by Hanover Police Services that began on December 20th in 2017.

According to police, MacNeil had been accused of entering a Hanover pharmacy with a forged Transdermal Fentanyl Patch prescription.

Police report that MacNeil was able to fraudulently obtain a large quantity of fentanyl before leaving the pharmacy.

This fentanyl says police was never recovered.

MacNeill is also charged with similar offences in other jurisdictions that remain before the courts.

Police remind citizens that given the current state of the opioid overdoses and deaths, offences such as these are treated very seriously.

This is why Police are pleased MacNeil received a prison sentence, as fentanyl is a powerful narcotic and even a small amount can cause injury or death.

Hanover police know this only too well, over the last month they have been busy investigating three suspected fentanyl overdose deaths.

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