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      Some charges dropped against Kansas City man

      Update: Since the time of the original charges, the forgery and stealing charges against Chad Martinac have been droppedMartinac pleaded guilty to two charges of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance and was sentenced to 6 months on both charges to run concurrent.

      -------------------------------------A Kansas City, Missouri, man is facing seven felony charges in connection with two separate incidents in Kirksville.

      According to court papers Chad Martinac, 29, is charged with one count of forgery and one count of stealing, after he allegedly wrote himself a paycheck from US 24 Gold, forged a signature on the check and cashed it.

      In an unrelated incident, Martinac is also facing five drug related felony charges. According to court papers, Martinac allegedly forged prescriptions for himself and later called in prescriptions for himself. Authorities say prescriptions found at Martinac's Kirksville residence included 18 different prescription bottles from 11 different doctors in Kirksville and Kansas City.

      Martinac is charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance.

      He is being held in the Adair County jail under a total of $50,000.00 cash only bond.