A local man was given probation after he tried to fraudulently get a prescription from a drug store here.
The man, Jonathon Max Ramos, was placed on probation for two years by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley and will be required to pay $2,000 plus court costs. He has been accepted into the Drug Court program which is an intensive 18-month rehabilitation program aimed at cutting down on recidivism by those convicted on drug charges.
Ramos was caught trying to scam Walgreens pharmacy.
According to McMinnville police investigator Tony Jenkins, someone called in a prescription for 90 Lortabs under the name of Jonathon Ramoms. Lortab is a moderate to severe pain reliever, but is often abused as a recreational drug.
The fake prescription was sniffed out immediately by pharmacy personnel who contacted police who were waiting when Ramos arrived to pick up the fraudulent prescription. He was identified as the suspect and was arrested for prescription fraud.