Woman faces charges following complaint of suspected tampered Fentanyl patches

Woman faces 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 a 59-year old woman at her residence on Thursday April 14th, 2016 and charged her with:

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

It is alleged that on ten occasions from August 2015 to February 2016, the accused brought in counterfeit Fentanyl patches to a local pharmacy in order to renew her prescription under the Patch4Patch program. She is also accused of trafficking Fentanyl patches, with a street value estimated at $33,750, during this time period.

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

How to submit a tip
Anyone with information regarding the suspected drug trafficking of prescribed Fentanyl patches is asked to contact the Street Crime Unit of the North Bay Police Service at 705-497-5555. For those who wish to remain anonymous, there are three ways to contact Near North Crime Stoppers. Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text the word “Nipper” plus tip information to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online at nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.