China man accused of using fake name in attempt to acquire prescription drugs

Posted July 12, 2013, at 10:56 a.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A 65-year-old China man was charged Thursday after attempting to use a fake name to procure prescription drugs, according to police.

John Tyler had attempted to use the name John Kelly at St. Joseph Hospital to acquire pain medication Thursday afternoon, according to Bangor police Sgt. Wade Betters.

Betters said the doctor Tyler spoke with recognized him as someone he had dealt with earlier in the day at a facility in Belfast, and contacted police.

The sergeant said it’s unclear why Tyler used the fake name to try and acquire the drugs.

Officer Jason Linkletter summoned Tyler for acquiring drugs by deception, a Class D misdemeanor, but did not arrest him, Betters said.