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Former Selma mayor accused of prescription drug fraud

Posted July 29, 2011

The former mayor of the Johnston County town of Selma was arrested last week on charges that he illegally obtained prescription pain relievers.

Noelle Talley, a spokeswoman for the State Bureau of Investigation, said Friday that Harry Blackley, 62, faces seven felony counts of obtaining a controlled substance by forgery

Blackley was arrested July 19 and was later released from jail under a $45,000 bond.

The charges stem from Blackley allegedly getting fraudulent prescriptions for Fentanyl filled in Wake and Johnston counties.

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