FORGED PRESCRIPTION ARREST Man Charged With Presenting Forged Prescription At Cross Lanes Pharmacy
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Mar. 5, 2013 12:10 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
A Cabin Creek man was arrested and charged with presenting a forged prescription.
John Edward Elkins, 42, was arrested following an incident that happened about 7 p.m. Monday at the Family Pharmacy in Cross Lanes, according to a news release from the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputy C.E. O'Neal responded to the pharmacy after store employees reported what they believed to be a fraudulent prescription for narcotics. The release said the suspect presented a prescription at the pharmacy written for 30mg Roxicodone pills, a commonly abused pain medication.
Elkins was transported to Kanawha Magistrate Court and arraigned.
The investigation is continuing to locate the origin of the stolen prescription forms and others involved.
Anyone with information is asked to contact O'Neal at 304-357-0169. Callers will remain anonymous.
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