By Pat Maurer
Jehnel Jean Pore, 26 of Clare, was arrested November 22 on charges of “Controlled Substances Drugs – Possession of Forged Prescription, which is punishable by up to 90 days in jail and/or a $500 fine.
The arrest is the result of an eight-month investigation by troopers from the Mt. Pleasant State Police Post who reported that the investigation began in Farwell where troopers documented evidence of forged or altered prescriptions that were submitted to a pharmacy.
According to information from Clare County Prosecutor Michelle Ambrozaitis, Pore was arraigned on November 23 under Magistrate Rick LaBoda. Bond was set at $5,000 personal recognizance.
Ambrozaitis said the incidences happened between March 26 and 28 at Rite Aid in Farwell, Gateway Pharmacy in Clare and Walgreen’s in Clare.
MSP troopers were assisted in the investigation, which is still ongoing, by multiple pharmacy technicians, the Michigan Automated Prescription System and the Clare City Police Department.
A preliminary examination has been set for December 7.