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Accomplices in fake Rx case get prison time

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Two Cleveland women were sentenced to prison Tuesday for their role in attempting to fill a forged prescription in Norwalk.

Brenda Mahone and Marion R. Dent, both 44, presented a fake prescription for about 60 Oxycodone pills at a Whittlesey Avenue business Jan. 5, Huron County Prosecutor Russell Leffler said. Norwalk Police Officer James Montana arrested both women at the store after the pharmacist called a doctor and determined the prescription was forged and stolen.

Mahone will serve her six-month prison term after another six-month sentence out of Cuyahoga County. Prison records indicate she has been at the Trumbull Correctional Institution since June 15 on two counts each of trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs. Mahone also was convicted of possession of criminal tools.

"There were two Cuyahoga County incidents" similar to Huron County, Leffler said. "I think it was just prior to us."

Dent has been at the same Trumbull prison since Sept. 6 on several Cuyahoga County drug-related convictions. She is serving seven months for obtaining dangerous drugs by deception, possession of drugs, illegal possession of drug documents and attempted obtaining dangerous drugs by deception.

Leffler said Dent will serve her Huron County sentence at the same time she serves the Cuyahoga County one. He added that Mahone's local sentence was longer because her record was "a little worse" than her co-defendant's.

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