Two Cleveland women are accused of conspiring to obtain a fake prescription for Oxycodone.
Brenda Mahoney, 42, and her accomplice, Marion Dent, 43, were arrested by Norwalk Police Officer James Montana at a Benedict Avenue business Friday after Mahoney reportedly attempted to pass a forged prescription for 60 Oxycodone pills, Norwalk Assistant Law Director Stuart O'Hara said.
Mahoney was charged with illegal processing of drug documents, a fourth-degree felony, while Dent faces a similar complicity charge. If convicted, each woman faces six to 18 months in jail and a maximum fine of $5,000.
Dent, who is accused of driving Mahoney to the business, told Montana her name was "Juanita Martin" when the officer responded to the scene after being called by the pharmacy, O'Hara said.
Norwalk Municipal Judge John Ridge originally ordered Dent to post a $5,000 in order to be released from custody because "Juanita Martin had a clean record," O'Hara explained.
However, the law director's office filed a motion to increase the bond once authorities learned Dent was the suspect's real name and she was wanted in connection with a different illegal processing case in Cuyahoga County. Ridge has not yet ruled on the motion.
Both suspects remain in custody at the Huron County Jail. Mahoney's bond is $10,000.