Fake prescription leads to arrest

Thu, 04/02/2009 - 1:12pm
By: Ben Nelms

A Concord man was arrested Wednesday by Fayetteville Police after he forged a prescription for hydrocodone and returned to the pharmacy after receiving a placebo.

Randy Kevin Jimmerson, 30, was charged with 1st and 2nd degree forgery and possession of a synthetic drug, said Fayetteville Police spokesperson Steve Crawshaw.

Arriving at the drive-thru window at the Walgreen’s pharmacy on North Glynn Street, Jimmerson produced the prescription presumably written by a Griffin doctor, Crawshaw said. Store staff were able to determine that the prescription was a forgery, so they subsequently filled it with a placebo and called police, Crawshaw said. Jimmerson left the store before police could arrive.

But his exit was short-lived, Crawshaw said, as Jimmerson soon called the pharmacy to report that his prescription had been incorrectly filled. Told by store staff to return the medication to the pharmacy, Jimmerson arrived and was soon met by police.

Officers found two prescription sheets in Jimmerson’s wallet, one of which was blank while the other had been filled out for a controlled substance, said Crawshaw.

Officers also found a blank prescription pad in Jimmerson’s vehicle, Crawshaw said. He was arrested at the scene.

One of the forgery charges came as a result of Jimmerson writing the prescription while the other resulted from his passing it off as being authentic, Crawshaw said. The possession charge related to his intent to possess the drug for which he had no valid prescription, said Crawshaw.

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Submitted by rogger on Wed, 09/23/2009 - 4:24pm.

That's quite some story... why would that man have a fake prescription? Are those drugs used as ingredients for making illegal drugs? Obviously he needed that controlled substance, he risked his freedom for that... I usually use the online prescription system, this spares me a lot of time and even trouble.

Submitted by mysteryman on Thu, 04/02/2009 - 6:32pm.

Need to sample the product, before the deal goes down holmes.... Real smart. Kinda like robbing a bank, then coming back an hour later to ask em to make change.....PEACE....

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