Man Sentenced for Changing Prescriptions

HONESDALE — A man from Wayne County will spend up to 60 months in prison on drug and fraud charges.

Police said Christopher Bates, 38, of Honesdale altered prescriptions from more than a dozen doctors in order to get more pills of the pain-killer Percocet.

According to court papers, it happened between April and August of 2012.

Police said over that time Bates stole more than 300 prescription pills.