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Former state lawmaker charged for allegedly falsifying prescription

CHIPPEWA FALLS (AP) -- Former state legislator Jeff Wood has been charged with two felonies for allegedly falsifying a prescription in Chippewa County.

WEAU-TV reports Wood allegedly tampered with a prescription by increasing the amount of medication prescribed. The doctor told investigators it appears a zero was added to the number of pills.

The 42-year-old from Chippewa Falls was charged Tuesday with attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud and forgery.

He's due back in court Sept. 20.

Wood had been arrested for impaired driving three times since 2008, which triggered calls for his resignation. He chose not to seek re-election.

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