Poland man fakes prescription, gets arrested

BOARDMAN — Police arrested a Poland man after a pharmacist said the man tried to fill a fake prescription.

Maden Sandine, 24, of Shetland Lane, was charged with deception to obtain a dangerous drug, a felony, and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sandine was released on a $3,000 bond and is scheduled to appear today in Mahoning County Court.

A pharmacist at Marc’s, Tiffany Boulevard, told police that he got a call from Sandine about 6:15 p.m. Tuesday saying that he was at the doctor’s office and he needed an anti-anxiety medication.

The pharmacist said he needed to speak with the doctor before he could authorize the dosage. The pharmacist received a call a few minutes later, from a person he believed was the same man, claiming to be the doctor.

The pharmacist called the doctor, who indicated he didn’t know Sandine.

Sandine was arrested when he went to the store to pick up the medicine later Tuesday.

Police found a razor blade, straw and cut pills in a prescription bottle that Sandine was carrying.

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