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Leavittsburg woman pleads guilty to forging prescriptions

WARREN — A Leavittsburg woman pleaded guilty Monday to a bill of information charging her with making false prescriptions for the drug oxycodone.

Donna George, 62, of Bishop Road, who worked as a medical assistant in a local doctor’s office, agreed not to go through the grand jury process and was convicted of five counts of illegal processing of drug documents.

Prosecutors said George had no previous criminal record and had forged a doctor’s prescription for the opioid drug for her son’s use, and then picked them up at a pharmacy. George, who is looking at as much as 90 months in prison, must undergo a background investigation conducted by the Trumbull County Adult Probation Department before she is sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Peter J. Kontos.

She was released on the court’s pretrial program in which she has to submit to period drug tests without paying a cash bond.

Prosecutors said the offenses took place in 2018 and was investigated by the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office.

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