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2 admit to using forged prescriptions to obtain oxycodone

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Two people who admitted to using forged prescriptions to obtain oxycodone pills are facing up to four years in a federal prison and up to a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin said Sherry Lively, 46, of Crab Orchard, and Justin Woodie, 22, Beckley, have pleaded guilty to separate charges of fraudulently obtaining painkillers.

Authorities say the two obtained the painkillers from local pharmacies using forged prescriptions. The prescription pad had been stolen by an individual who forged the doctor's signature.

After the prescriptions were filled, investigators obtained copies of the forged documents from the pharmacies and were able to confirm that the doctor whose name was on them had not actually ordered the medication for either of them, Goodwin said.

U.S. District Judge Irene Berger has scheduled sentencings for both of them May 15.

The DEA and Beckley Police Department handled the investigation.