An Aurora man who pleaded guilty to illegally obtaining prescription painkillers in Portage and Cuyahoga counties by using fake prescriptions has been ordered to continue court-mandated substance abuse counseling and treatment.
Siegfried R. Boehm, 52, pleaded guilty to eight fifth-degree felonies, including five counts of illegal processing of drug documents, two counts of deception to obtain dangerous drugs and one count of identity fraud, in March.
On April 29, Portage County Common Pleas Judge Laurie Pittman found Boehm to be drug dependent and ordered him to continue court-ordered counseling and treatment for at least one year and neither possess nor use alcohol or illicit drugs.
A U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Boehm already is in treatment with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Cleveland for drug dependence, according to Pittman and defense attorney George Mineff Jr. Treatment was a condition of a prior conviction in Cuyahoga County for a similar offense, court records show.
Aurora police and Ohio Board of Pharmacy investigators gathered evidence proving that on 10 occasions between Nov. 26, 2011, and Aug. 24, 2012, Boehm forged prescriptions for painkillers and passed them at pharmacies in Aurora and Solon.
In court, Pittman praised Boehm for his progress so far and also thanked him for his military service.
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