A Chicago woman was accused of using a false prescription in Mokena to get narcotic painkillers, according to police.
Lamika G. Brown, 29, of the 8200 block of South Drexel in Chicago, was charged with forgery, possession of a fraudulent prescription, possession of a stolen credit card and attempted acquisition of a prescribed controlled substance.
On Dec. 19, the Mokena Police Department was called to Walgreens, 20002 S. Wolf Rd., about a fraudulent prescription placed around 7:05 p.m. A woman tried to place a prescription in the store in a man’s name for 90 pills of oxycodone, using a sheet from Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s emergency department, police said.
The pharmacy called the hospital, and staff there said they had no such prescription on record, nor did they have a record of treating the man listed and the doctor listed on the prescription isn’t an ER doctor at that facility, according to the report.
Pharmacy staff also told police that they had recently been getting other fake prescription requests on Northwestern Memorial Hospital forms.
Brown, the woman accused of filing the false prescription, was seen trying to leave the store, but was stopped by other officers, police said. She told police that a man in a black Dodge Charger named Ladell had driven her from Chicago to the Mokena Walgreens to file the prescription, police said. Brown said Ladell asked her if she wanted to make money, and gave her $50 to buy the pills, according to the report.
Police found a credit card in Brown’s purse that belonged to a different woman.
Officers contacted the doctor on the prescription who said she is a neurologist who doesn’t work in the ER, didn’t recognize the patient’s name on the false prescription and that she never filed such a prescription for that person, according to the report.
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