Pharmacist Assists Watertown Police in Bust of Man for Using False Prescriptions

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Watertown Police charged a man for using false prescriptions, and received help from an alert pharmacist.

Just after midnight on June 1, a man came into CVS on Main Street and presented two prescriptions for Adderall, according to Watertown Police Lt. James O’Connor.

“The pharmacist identified the prescriptions to be false due to wording,” O’Connor said. “Because he didn’t want to tip off the suspect (the pharmacist) said the prescription would be ready in 20 minutes and contacted police.”

When police arrived, the man had left CVS, but they were able to identify him because the man had presented a driver’s license when he gave the pharmacist the prescriptions, O’Connor said.

Police summonsed the 29-year-old South Boston man to Waltham District Court on two counts of uttering a false prescription, O’Connor said. The man’s name was not released because the Watertown Police do not release the name of people summonsed to court.

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