Juneau man charged in prescription forgery

A Juneau man was indicted Friday for attempting to fill a forged prescription for oxycodone.

Ronald E. Skoog, 27, faces one count of forgery in the second degree, a class ‘C’ felony that can carry up to five years in prison and $50,000 fine.

District Attorney David Brower charges in an affidavit that on Dec. 2 of last year, Skoog attempted to fill the prescription, parts of which were valid, through Ron’s Apothecary Shoppe, a registered pharmacy on Mendenhall Mall Road.

The pharmacy called Juneau Police Department to report its suspicion a prescription had been altered. A police investigation found the prescription was from the Juneau Alliance for Mental Health and was signed by a doctor. The first two prescriptions for two different drugs appeared to be valid, but third for the oxycodone appeared to be a fraudulent. It was written in different handwriting, and there was no dosage information associated with it, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit stated a registered nurse with JAMI informed police JAMI does not prescribe narcotics, oxycodone should not have been on the prescription, and it was added by an unauthorized person.

Oxycodone is a schedule IA controlled substance, meaning it’s listed in Alaska statute as having the highest degree of danger or probable danger to a person or the public. Schedule IA substances include opium and opiates, and any salt, compounds or derivatives of opium or opiates, including codeine, hydrocodone, hydromorphone, morphine and oxycodone.

Skoog is scheduled to be arraigned in Juneau Superior Court on Thursday.


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