Columbia County businessman charged with prescription fraud

Snelling

Columbia County businessman and political contributor George Snelling was arrested Tuesday night and charged with three counts of prescription drug fraud.

 

According to reports obtained from the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, Snelling, a licensed but nonpracticing dentist, wrote prescriptions for 20 10 mg Valium pills and 20 50 mg Tramadol pills for Janelle Klein, an employee at one of Snelling’s self-storage
businesses.


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Snelling got Klein, who didn’t ask for the prescription, to fill it for him so he could distribute the medications to a third party, sheriff’s Capt. Steve Morris said.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office was notified of the two suspicious handwritten prescriptions by Ashley London, a pharmacist at the Walgreens at the corner of Washington Road and Bobby Jones Expressway. No other arrests were made.

“We don’t anticipate additional charges,” Morris said.

Snelling was released on $18,800 bond.

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