A man who tried to pass off false prescriptions in Bracebridge and Huntsville was in court last week to answer for his crimes.
Ali Khatib, 25, pleaded guilty to using forged documents, obstructing a police officer and breaching court-ordered terms.
Court heard that on Nov. 13, 2019 Khatib went to a Bracebridge pharmacy and received 130 Oxycocet and other drugs while using a forged doctor’s prescription with a name that was not his own but matched a health card he had in his possession.
The police subsequently received a call from a doctor in Orillia who reported that his prescription pad had been stolen. The police then notified pharmacies in the area of the potential for fraudulent prescriptions.
The next day in Huntsville, when Khatib attempted to pass another prescription, the pharmacist notified police.
The police arrived and Khatib gave multiple false names to police before he was arrested.
It was determined that he was also wanted for similar offences in other jurisdictions.
Khatib’s defense lawyer said while Khatib is an opioid addict, he is currently in treatment in Toronto and essentially has his addiction under control.
He was ultimately sentenced to 120 days of house arrest and another 12 months probation.
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