Monday, March 1, 2010

Man arrested for making fake prescription pills

A 68-year-old man was arrested for manufacturing imitation drugs after a witness alleged that the man traded the drugs for sex, according to an Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office arrest report.
A man told police that he received 10 mg Percocet pills from Paul Francis Miller, who had asked him for sex in exchange for the drugs, according to the report. The witness told law enforcement that he was also given imitation pills that were made to look like Percocet.
Miller, who is listed as disabled, told law enforcement that he had never given anyone his prescription meds, but admitted that he made imitation pills in his bathroom, the report said. It took him several tries to make pills that looked legitimate.
Miller said he makes a paste out of aspirin, caffeine tablets, a trace of Tylenol and calcium, according to the report. He sets up an indoor grill in his bathroom and creates a wax mold for the pills.
He uses an actual Percocet to stamp the fake pills as they are drying. The man also carves a "10" on one side of the pill, according to the report.
Miller willingly provided police with all the evidence he used to manufacture the fake Percocet. Investigators concluded the pills could be mistaken for actual Percocet.
Miller was charged with manufacturing and distributing imitation drugs, a third degree felony.
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