Man Accused of Prescription Fraud at Hopkins Pharmacy

Demonz Deandrea Selmon has been charged with two counts of a fifth-degree controlled substance crime.

A 26-year-old Hugo man faces two felony drug charges following allegations that he used forged prescriptions at the Highway 7 Walgreens.

Police went to the pharmacy Thursday in response to a report that someone was using a forged prescription to get Percocet and oxycodone, Detective Raymond Laudenbach wrote in the charging documents.

Officers saw the man and identified him as Demonz Deandrea Selmon. The pharmacist told police someone had presented a similar prescription in January 2013 that was confirmed to be a forgery by the purported issuing doctor. Officers noted that the writing on the two prescriptions was identical, although the January prescription was just for oxycodone.

The pharmacist and person who reported the crime also said that surveillance footage from the January forgery also appeared to show Selmon.

Selmon admitted that he’d forged the newer prescription and that it hadn’t been issued by a doctor.

Officers arrested him on suspicion of two counts of a fifth-degree controlled substance crime, which each carry a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $3,000 to $10,000 fine.

Selmon was released from jail Saturday on $3,000 bail. He’s scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 p.m. Monday.


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