Two Charged For Attempting To Fill Forged Prescriptions
According to a statement from the Wetzel County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, two individuals have been charged with attempting to obtain controlled substances by forged prescriptions. Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed of Dublin, Ohio was charged on 11-1-2016 after he, with another male, identified as Mohamed Mohamed allegedly attempted to fill a forged prescription for Promthazine Codeine syrup at Rite Aid in New Martinsville, W.Va. The individual, identified as Mohamed Mohamed, escaped on foot and is wanted as an alleged accomplice for the same charge.
Subsequently, on 11-5-2016 Pasia Artees Smith of Westerville Ohio allegedly attempted to fill the same forged prescription at the Rite Aid in New Martinsville. She has been charged. Two males believed to be accomplices fled and have not been identified or apprehended
Both Defendants are being held in the Northern Regional Jail in lieu of 20,000 cash bonds. Anyone having information on the whereabouts of the individual known as Mohamed Mohamed should contact the New Martinsville Police Department.
Pharmacies have been notified to be on the lookout for forged prescriptions. Attempting to obtain a controlled substance falsely, by fraud, deceit or forgery is a felony in the state of West Virginia.
The prosecutor’s office reminds that the filing of a criminal charge is not evidence of a crime. It is merely an accusation. All persons charged with a crime are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law