Indiana State Police say a Rochester man arrested on an identity deception warrant this week was using his dead friend's documentation to buy cold medicine.
James L. Foster, 56, was arrested Tuesday in Akron by sheriff's deputies on four felony counts. He was being held in the Fulton County Jail on $7,500 bond.
State police said they started investigating Foster after someone told them he was allegedly using the identification of a deceased man, Paul Bennett, to obtain pseudoephedrine at area pharmacies.
State police said Foster was a family friend of Bennett and somehow, after Bennett died in April 2010, Foster obtained Bennett's driver's license. Bennett and Foster have similar attributes, police said.
Between June 15 and Dec. 29, 2012, Foster allegedly displayed Bennett's license while signing for pseudoephedrine at a pharmacy four times, police said.
Pseudoephedrine sales are regulated because the over-the-counter drug is used in the production of methamphetamine.