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ROY PHARMACIST GETS 30 DAYS ON DRUG COUNT

A Roy pharmacist was sentenced Thursday to serve 30 days in the Weber County Jail on a third-degree felony charge of possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation.

John H. March, 37, was also ordered to pay a $625 fine and to serve probation by 2nd District Judge Zonald O. Hyde.March's pharmacist license is also in jeopardy. He will appear at a hearing before the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing on Monday. The division is alleging that March distributed a controlled substance without a prescription or with a forged prescription on 12 different occasions.

March had entered a guilty plea to the charge two months ago when the Davis County attorney's office agreed to dismiss two felony charges of distributing a controlled substance against him.

According to court files, March forged prescriptions, mainly for cocaine, tranquilizers and pain killers, and then gave the drugs to other people.