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UPDATE: Two sentence for using fake prescriptions in Chippewa County

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Chippewa County (WQOW)
- Two men accused of using fake prescriptions to try to get drugs from area pharmacies agreed to plea deals in Chippewa County court.

Anas Yusuf, from Minnesota, and Abubakar Hagiaweis, from Washington, pleaded guilty to a single felony charge in exchange for a plethora of other charges being dropped.

Police said they were caught last week after pharmacists in Chippewa Falls and Lake Hallie realized the prescriptions they presented were forgeries. Police said they were trying to get oxycodone, XANAX and other drugs - dozens of which were found in their car. 

Hagiaweis told police he and Hassan had been offered $30,000 to come to the state and try to fill as many prescriptions as possible.

Yusuf and Hagiaweis were each sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years of probation.

A third suspect, Ahmed Hassan, has a plea hearing scheduled for June 4.
 



Chippewa County (WQOW) - Three men face charges of using fake prescriptions to try to get drugs from Chippewa Valley pharmacies.

Felony charges were filed this week against Anas Yusuf, from Minnesota, and Ahmed Hassan and Abubakar Hagiaweis, both from Washington.

Police said they were caught last week after pharmacists in Chippewa Falls and Lake Hallie realized the prescriptions they presented were forgeries. Police said they were trying to get oxycodone, XANAX and other drugs - dozens of which were found in their car. 

Hagiaweis told police he and Hassan had been offered $30,000 to come to the state and try to fill as many prescriptions as possible.

All three men are in jail on $10,000 cash bond. They return to court next week. 
 

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