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2 months in prison for attempted prescription forgery

Posted: January 16, 2013 - 12:09am

A Juneau man was sentenced to serve two months in prison for attempting to fill a forged prescription of oxycodone.

Juneau Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez handed down the sentence last week for Ronald E. Skoog, 28. A copy of the judgment was provided to the Empire on Monday.

Skoog pleaded guilty in April to second-degree forgery, a felony that carries a presumptive sentencing range of zero to two years in jail for first time felony offenders such as Skoog.

In exchange for his guilty plea, prosecutors dropped another charge against him for drug misconduct.

Prosecutors said Skoog attempted to fill the prescription through Ron’s Apothecary Shoppe, a registered pharmacy on Mendenhall Mall Road, in December of 2011.

A suspicious employee at the pharmacy reported it to police, and a police investigation confirmed the request for oxycodone was added by an unauthorized person.

A plea deal reached with prosecutors, and accepted by Menendez, imposes 24 months of prison with 22 months suspended, meaning two months to serve.

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