GUILDERLAND — A man and a woman who drove from New York City to Guilderland in December and attempted to get prescription drugs with a forged prescription both pleaded guilty in Albany County Court on Wednesday.
Tonia Williams, 37, and Troy Martin, 23, drove to Guilderland on Dec. 5, and went to three different pharmacies with a forged prescription for Oxycodone; they were turned down by the first two pharmacies, and arrested after stopping at the third pharmacy, according to a press release from District Attorney David Soares’s office.
They will be sentenced on Feb. 14.
“This particular case highlights the extreme lengths that some individuals are willing to go to in order to illegally obtain prescription medications,” said Soares in the release. “I hope pharmacies in the Capital District take note of this case, and urge their employees to carefully review prescriptions to verify their authenticity.”
Williams and Martin each pleaded guilty to one count of third-degree attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance, a Class D felony; Williams faces three years in state prison, followed by three years of post-release supervision, and Martin faces two years in prison, followed by two years of post-release supervision.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Benjamin Clark of the Financial Crimes Unit.
— Anne Hayden