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Man charged with lying about prescription drug sales


FALSELY REPORTING - MASSENA - Massena-based state police charged Timothy J. Oakes, 26, no address available, with third-degree falsely reporting an incident Monday after he allegedly falsely reported to the director of the Massena Mental Health Clinic that his ex-girlfriend was selling him prescription medication intended for her 9-year-old son.

He was arraigned by Massena Justice Gerald P. Sharlow and released under probation supervision to reappear Oct. 9. A no harassment order of protection was also issued for the child’s mother.

Massena Mental Health Director Kathleen Straka said in a statement she signed for police that Oakes had called her and said his ex-girlfriend had been selling him prescription medication.

“He claimed this medication was prescribed to (the woman’s) son... Oakes went on to claim the nine year old boy was being deprived of his medication by his mother, because she was selling it. Oakes further explained that (the 9-year-old) had not reported this to anyone because (he) was being paid to keep quiet about it,” Ms. Straka wrote.

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