A 23-year-old Redding man was charged after police said he altered a prescription for hydrocodone pills.

Police received a call last Friday morning from the pharmacist at the CVS, 1968 Black Rock Turnpike. The pharmacist had called Orthopedic Specialty Group to confirm that a prescription for Dale Dorenbosch, of Charlie Hill Road, was for 160 pills. The medical pratice told the pharmacist the prescription had been altered and that it had been issued for 60 pills, according to the report.

The pharmacist contacted the police, and Dorenbosch was in the pharmacy's waiting area when officers arrived. According to the report, he at first denied changing the prescription, but later admitted putting a "1" in front of the 60.

Dorenbosch was charged with altering a prescription with intent to obtain a narcotic. He was released on a promise to appear Jan. 6 in Bridgeport Superior Court.