Michael Schouten, 34, of Longview Avenue, was charged with forgery Thursday morning after police said he altered a prescription for the drug, Suboxone.

Schouten went to the CVS pharmacy on Grasmere Avenue with the prescription, after altering the date in order to get it filled, police said.

He was charged with second-degree forgery and forging a prescription, and released on a promise to appear March 8 in Bridgeport Superior Court.