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February 26, 2013

Local man pleads to drug fraud

Charged with filling fake prescriptions across region


Adderall is used to treat attention deficit hyperactive disorder and attention deficit disorder, while morphine is in the same family of drugs as heroin.

The state police investigator visited more than a half-dozen pharmacies in area communities and obtained the prescriptions as evidence. The investigator determined that Whitmyer paid for many of the prescriptions in cash, but in two instances used his insurance provider to pay for the drugs. Whitmyer was eventually arrested last September by New Hampshire State Police for passing a fraudulent prescription in Stratham, N.H., according to court records.

Among the conditions imposed by Doyle were that Whitmyer submit to GPS monitoring with some exclusion zones, remain drug and alcohol free with random screens, not possess firearms or ammunition, not abuse the victim and pay $50 in court costs.

The weapons charges stem from an incident that took place inside the garage of his West Newbury home.

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