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Man Sentenced for Changing Prescriptions

Posted on: 5:53 am, July 3, 2013, by , updated on: 06:04am, July 3, 2013

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.

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