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Louisville man accused of fraudulently obtaining Hydrocodone

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Jermaine Smith (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Jermaine Smith (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police say a Louisville man is facing charges after he fraudulently obtained prescriptions for Hydrocodone.

According to an arrest report, the crimes took place between April 2013 and June 2014. Police say that during that time period, 34-year-old Jermaine Smith fraudulently had prescriptions for Hydrocodone filled in his own name, despite the fact that he was not even a patient of the doctor listed on the prescriptions, and the doctor's subsequent insistence that the prescriptions were never authorized. Smith allegedly obtained 480 pills during this time, using this method.

Police say Smith also communicated with other individuals and got their permission to use their names on fraudulent prescriptions he wrote out for Hydrocodone. Police say those individuals would then get the fraudulent prescriptions filled at various pharmacies throughout Louisville, and give Smith the drugs, in exchange for $50. Smith would then allegedly sell the pills, getting approximately $600 per bottle.

Smith, who was already in custody, has been charged with multiple counts of unlawful procurement of a controlled substance, according to the arrest report.

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