Westampton cops charged a Delanco woman with using a forged prescription to get painkillers. Indeed, they arrested the woman at a CVS where she allegedly presented a forged script for oxycodone and, previously, Xanax. The authorities charged the woman with forgery, fraudulently obtaining CDS (prescription medication), and attempting to obtain CDS (prescription medication) by fraud.
WebMD dot com provides these warning signs of painkiller addiction. They are:
- Thinking alot about your medication
- Taking different amounts than prescribed by your doctor
- Doctor shopping
- Getting painkillers from other sources
- Long term painkiller use
- Getting angry when someone tries to talk about it to you
- You’re not quite yourself
With respect to getting painkillers from other sources, WebMD identified these possible alternatives:
- Ordering drugs over the Internet.
- Stealing other people’s leftover or long-forgotten prescription drugs from their medicine
- Stealing drugs from a sick relative.
- Buying other people’s prescription drugs.
- Stealing prescription pads from doctor’s offices and illegally writing your own prescriptions.
- Hurting yourself so you can go to a hospital emergency room and get a new prescription.
- Buying drugs on the street.
If you need addiction treatment, please contact my office privately at (856) 812-0321 for a referral.
Fraudulently Obtaining CDS
It shall be unlawful for any person to acquire or obtain possession of a controlled dangerous substance or controlled substance analog by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge. It shall be unlawful for any person to acquire or obtain possession of a forged or fraudulent certificate of destruction required pursuant to N.J.S.2C:35-21.
Grading and Penalties for Fraudulently Obtaining CDS
Crime: Third Degree
Fine: Up to $50,000.00
Additionally, the law authorizes the court to sentence an individual to prison for this crime as well as other penalties. Furthermore, nothing in this section shall be deemed to preclude or limit a prosecution for theft as defined in chapter 20 of this title.
Burlington County Criminal Defense Lawyer Michael Smolensky, Esquire, knows how to protect his clients. Mr. Smolensky can provide consultations on all cases regarding obtaining prescriptions by fraud. Call Now—(856) 812-0321.