Two men face charges following complaint of suspected tampered Fentanyl patches

Two men face charges following complaint of suspected tampered Fentanyl patches

Following an investigation into a complaint from a local pharmacy regarding the receipt of suspected counterfeit Fentanyl patches, North Bay Police arrested two men at their residences on Thursday April 7th, 2016.

A 58-year old North Bay man was charged with:

  • Seven counts of fraud under $5000; and
  • Seven counts of drug trafficking.

A 50-year old North Bay man was charged with:

  • five counts of fraud under $5000.

It is alleged that on seven occasions from August 2015 to March 2016, the first accused brought in counterfeit Fentanyl patches to a local pharmacy in order to renew his prescription under the Patch4Patch program. He is also accused of trafficking Fentanyl patches, with a street value estimated at $9000, during this time period. It is alleged that on five occasions from August 2015 to February 2016, the second accused brought in counterfeit Fentanyl patches to a local pharmacy in order to renew his prescription.

Both accused were released from custody with a court date scheduled for June 7th, 2016.