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Suspicious signature on prescription leads to drug arrest in Hernando County

BROOKSVILLE — Trevor Gregory Demarinis used a real doctor's name when he prescribed himself Oxycodone and Xanax, but he did a lousy job forging the doctor's signature, authorities said.

Demarinis, 26, of Hudson now faces two counts of drug trafficking and two counts of forgery stemming from the fraudulent prescriptions he was able to get filled at a Spring Hill pharmacy in 2010, according to a Hernando County Sheriff's Office arrest report.

During a search of Glory Pharmacy, 5192 Mariner Blvd., in October of that year, investigators found two prescriptions for Demarinis, each for 270 Oxycodone pills and 70 Xanax pills, the report shows. The prescriptions included the signature of a Pinellas County doctor, but the doctor told investigators that Demarinis was not his patient and the signature was not his.

Investigators compared the forged signature to the one on Demarinis' driver's license and noted similar characteristics, the report says.

Hernando authorities secured a warrant for Demarinis' arrest in June of last year and served it Friday after he was released from custody in Marion County. It was unclear Friday why Demarinis was in custody there, but he has a criminal record in Florida that includes a conviction on a grand theft charge in Pasco County.

He remained in the Hernando County Detention Center on Friday in lieu of $310,000 bail.

Suspicious signature on prescription leads to drug arrest in Hernando County 06/15/12 [Last modified: Friday, June 15, 2012 7:39pm]
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