Two men sentenced in prescription fraud

By From staff reports

Two men were sentenced Thursday in federal court in Beckley after admitting that they forged prescriptions.

Raymond Duncan, 31, of Bud, was sentenced to 10 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to obtaining oxycodone by fraud. Jeremy Blankenship, 38, of Crab Orchard, was given three years’ probation. He previously pleaded guilty to attempting to obtain oxycodone by fraud.

Duncan was successful in illegally getting the pills, but Blankenship was arrested during his attempt to get a forged prescription filled, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin’s office.

U.S. District Court Judge Irene Berger handed down the sentences.

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