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St. James Parish School Board member arrested in connection to prescription fraud

Tyler Jasmin (Source: LSP) Tyler Jasmin (Source: LSP)

A St. James Parish School Board member faces multiple charges for prescription fraud.

Louisiana State Police arrested 26-year-old Tyler Jasmin after an investigation confirmed that he had used fraudulent copies of an original prescription to several pharmacies to get more narcotics.

Investigators said they received a complaint on October 19 about Jasmin attempting to fill a prescription that had already been filled at another pharmacy. 

During the investigation, LSP learned that on August 22 Jasmin allegedly filled the a prescription for 16 Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen tablets at seven different pharmacies in St. James and St. John the Baptist parishes.

Investigators also learned he allegedly used another prescription for the same medication at two different St. James Parish pharmacies on October 8.

Jasmin was booked into the St. James Parish Prison and charged with four counts each of obtaining a control dangerous substance by fraud, altering a prescription, and possession of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance.

The St. James Parish sheriff confirmed that Jasmin is a member of the St. James Parish School Board.

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