November 8, 2018 2:43 pm
Updated: November 8, 2018 2:44 pm

Man charged after police say he submitted fake Oxycodone prescriptions to Northumberland pharmacies

This Aug. 29, 2018 photo shows an arrangement of prescription Oxycodone pills in New York. Figures from a 2017 survey released on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, show fewer people used heroin for the first time compared to the previous year, and fewer Americans misusing or addicted to prescription opioid painkillers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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A man from Pickering, Ont., has been charged after two pharmacies in Northumberland County reported receiving fraudulent prescriptions for Oxycodone.

Northumberland OPP say the man dropped off a prescription for Oxycodone at two pharmacy locations and planned to pick up the prescriptions the following day.

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On Tuesday, the Peterborough/Northumberland OPP Community Street Crime Units and frontline Northumberland OPP officers arrested the man.

Joshua Bradbury, 31, of Pickering, has been charged with two counts of causing or attempting to use a forged document.

He was released and is scheduled to appear in court in Cobourg on Dec. 19.

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