Police: New Britain man, Bridgeport woman charged with forging prescriptions to obtain Rx drugs
FAIRFIELD — A man from New Britain and a woman from Bridgeport were charged with forging prescriptions to obtain controlled drugs, police said
Jennifer Warren, 24, was charged with was charged with interfering with an officer, second-degree forgery, second-degree conspiracy to forgery, obtaining or attempting to obtain prescription by fraud, conspiracy to the possession of a controlled substance and criminal attempt to the possession controlled substance.
Westly Valentin, 25, was charged with second-degree conspiracy to forgery, obtaining or attempting to obtain controlled substance by fraud and conspiracy to the possession of a controlled substance.
A Fairfield Police Department report said police were first called to Black Rock Pharmacy on Jan. 29 after a report of a fraudulent prescription for Promethazine Codeine, a narcotic, which was called in the day before and successfully retrieved by an unidentified black woman shortly thereafter.
The report said employees told responding officers they had received another call to re-fill the same prescription for the same patient because the medication was allegedly stolen.
The pharmacist told the officers that they had called the doctor from whom the prescription was supposedly from and was told it was a fraudulent order.
Using security footage from the pharmacy, officers got a description of the suspect and the vehicle they were driving, according to the report. Police said they were conducting surveillance from the parking lot when Warren returned to the business to pick up the prescription — and arrested her.
Valentin was in Warren’s vehicle and arrested after it was discovered he had possession of paper documents of names, dates of birth and specific prescribing doctors’ information.