Paducah man arrested for obtaining prescription painkiller by fraud | Crime
PADUCAH, KY (KFVS) - A Paducah man has been charged with obtaining a prescription painkiller by fraud.
A Paducah woman told Detective John Tolliver of the Paducah Police Department that she noticed a prescription she did not receive was listed in her name on Walgreens.com.
The woman said the prescription, allegedly written by a local physician, was for 20 hydrocodone tablets.
Tolliver said the woman’s ex-boyfriend, Jarrod T. Pierce, signed for the prescription when it was picked up at the drive-through window of Walgreens.
The physician’s office said neither the woman nor Pierce is a patient of the practice.
Pierce, 30, of Paducah, was arrested on a charge of obtaining a controlled substance without a practitioner/patient relationship. He was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.
Anyone with information about prescription medication fraud is asked to call the Paducah Police Department at 270-444-8550 or Crime Stoppers at 443-TELL.
Tipsters also may text their tips to "CRIMES" (274637) by entering "KyTips" followed by their information, or by visiting the Crime Stoppers website at westkycrimestoppers.info.
Information leading to an arrest or indictment may result in a reward of up to $1,000.
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