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.