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Drug agents, Rock Hill Police investigate local man writing false prescriptions

Rock Hill Police and an agent with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration are investigating a local man suspected of getting narcotics by writing prescriptions from a stolen prescription pad.

Officials say the 28-year-old Rock Hill man started writing unauthorized prescriptions in late March. The prescription pad belongs to a Rock Hill doctor’s office on Herlong Avenue, police records show.

Two people who know the suspected man called the doctor’s office to report the illegal activity, according to police.

Law enforcement officials have not released the man’s name and say he’s not yet been charged. Video of the man allegedly fulfilling the unauthorized prescription was collected as evidence from Walgreen’s pharmacy on Oakland Avenue, according to the police report.

An employee at the doctor’s office told police their medical staff had put a box of old prescription pads in a storage closet that had limited access by employees.

Authorities are investigating the case as “obtaining drugs by fraud,” according to police records.

Anna Douglas •  803-329-4068

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