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NY man tried filling fraudulent codeine prescription at Walgreens in Mansfield Township

MANSFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – Mansfield police say a New York man tried to use a fraudulent prescription to obtain codeine at Walgreens last week.

On March 22, at 12:30 p.m., township police responded to Walgreens on the report of a male attempting to fill a fraudulent prescription for codeine on a stolen New York State prescription blank, police said.

When the officer arrived at the store the man attempted to run for the front door but was stopped by the officer. A search of his vehicle turned up additional stolen prescription blanks, police said.

The 28-year-old from Jackson Heights, whose name was not released, was charged with forgery, possession of stolen property and conspiracy to commit fraud. He was released pending a court appearance, police said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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