The Edmond Sun

January 9, 2013

Edmond Police seek ID of drug forgery suspect

Mark Schlachtenhaufen
The Edmond Sun

EDMOND — Police said they need the public’s help in identifying a man who passed a forged prescription in an attempt to obtain a controlled dangerous substance at an Edmond pharmacy.

Jenny Monroe, spokeswoman for the Edmond Police Department, said the agency is trying to identify the man in a photo released Wednesday. The man is using a fake Oklahoma ID card to try and get prescriptions in Edmond, Monroe said.

At about 7:52 p.m. on Dec. 20, Edmond Police Officer Matthew Harden was dispatched to the CVS pharmacy at 1520 S. Bryant in reference to a forgery, according to an incident report filed by Harden.

Harden stated after the male suspect left the store ,officers were initially unable to locate him. Harden went into the store where a witness said the male gave the prescription to a pharmacy employee who produced the prescription sheet, written for 120 Oxycodone with a cash value of $157, the report stated.

The witness said it looked like every other forged prescription he had seen, Harden stated. Addresses for the various parties were in Norman, Oklahoma City and Bethany for a prescription being filled in Edmond, the report stated.

When the witness tried to confirm the prescription with the listed doctor no one answered, Harden stated. The witness said the male was wearing dark colored pants and a black jacket with word “Security” on it, the report stated.

Harden stated the suspect presented the ID and prescription and said he was there to fill it for someone else. A witness said the male was overheard uttering the word “forgery,” and then he left the store, the report stated.

Two witnesses said they were certain the male involved in the transaction is the man pictured in the ID, Harden stated. Monroe said anyone who can help identify him is asked to call Edmond detectives at 359-4477.

Oxycodone, part of Schedule II of the federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970, is a semi-synthetic narcotic analgesic, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Tablets are crushed, sniffed or dissolved in water and injected. Euphoria and feelings of relaxation are the most common effects of Oxycodone on the brain, which explains its high potential for abuse, according to the DEA. | 341-2121, ext. 108