Prescription forger sentenced in court

NORWICH An Oxford man accused of trying to fill a forged oxycodone prescription at three different local pharmacies pleaded guilty and was sentenced in Chenango County Court.

33-year-old David S. Franklin of Oxford was indicted on Jan. 21 of this year for three class D felony counts of criminal possession of a forged instrument in the second degree.



It was alleged, per the indictment, on Dec. 18, 2014 at three different local pharmacies, Franklin did knowingly and unlawfully possess a prescription script for 60 oxycodone 15 mg pills from Northern New Jersey Pain and Rehabilitation Center, which contained the forged signature of a doctor. Franklin allegedly attempted to have said prescription filled at each pharmacy.

Franklin was arrested in December of 2014 by the New York State Police after he attempted to fill the forged prescription, and he was remanded to the Chenango County Correctional Facility on $5,000 cash bail by the Town of Guilford Court.


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