Prescription drugs targeted in two incidents

Published 9:57 pm Monday, November 30, 2009

SELMA – On Nov. 25 a doctor’s office was broken into and a forged prescription was filled at a local drug store. In each case the suspects wanted one thing in common – prescription medicine.

The office in the 500 block of Parkman Avenue was broken into and anesthetic drugs and a laptop were stolen.

“Investigators do have a suspect in this case,” Lt. David Evans said. “The suspect has not been arrested yet, but investigators have promising leads to use as evidence.”

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The person or persons responsible for this crime will be charged with burglary when the suspect is apprehended.

In the 100 block of Broad Street, a person passed fake prescriptions for Lortabs. The pharmacist called in for a follow-up check with the doctor’s office. The pharmacist then found out the prescription was forged.

“Police have a very good idea who passed the fake prescriptions but investigators are still gathering evidence,” Evans said.

The person who passed the forged prescription can be charged with as many as three counts – criminal possession of a forged instrument, forgery and unlawful possession of a controlled substance.