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Man attempts to have forged prescription filled

COVINGTON -- The manager of Rite-Aide pharmacy on U.S. Highway 278 reported that Tuesday an employee received what was believed to be a forged prescription from a man who said he would be back to pick it up.

The manager said the prescription "did not seem right," and he discovered the prescription was from a Tucker medical group and told officers he recalled that several fake prescriptions had come from the Tucker area. A phone number was listed on the prescription and when the manager called that number, it turned out to be a cellphone, the CPD incident report states.

The manager faxed a copy of the prescription to the Tucker medical group and was told it was a forgery.

CPD officers set up surveillance at the drug store, waiting for the person who submitted the prescription to return, but he never showed up.

The man was described as wearing a blue shirt, standing 6 feet tall, weighing 200 pounds and with light-colored or blond hair. When checking the name on the prescription, officers found he was wanted in Gwinnett County for probation violation.