A 59-year-old man pleaded innocent to charges he picked up his elderly mother's prescription drugs and kept them for himself.
Donald K. McJilton faces an Oct. 14 trial for possession of oxycodone and third-degree theft.
Richland police were tipped off to the alleged crime by Adult Protective Services. McJilton reportedly knew what he had done was wrong and told his mother and an APS employee.
McJilton told officers that before his mother entered Richland Rehabilitation Center early in the year, he picked up her prescription for oxycodone, court documents said. A check with the pharmacy showed that was done on Jan. 9.
Then on March 4, McJilton went back to the pharmacy and got prescriptions -- both written in his mother's name -- filled for oxycodone and morphine so he could use them personally, documents said.
The Richland man is out of custody on his personal recognizance.
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