Suspect arrested for prescription drug fraud, accomplices fleePublished 10:48pm Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Officers of the Dowagiac Police Department arrested a suspect for prescription drug fraud Tuesday afternoon, according to a report by Tom Atkinson, the public safety officer in Dowagiac.
Police were dispatched to the Pamida store on Pokagon Street for a subject who attempted to pass a fraudulent prescription at approximately 3:40 p.m.
While speaking with the pharmacist at Pamida, officers were advised of a female attempting to fill a prescription that was determined to be fraudulent.
Officers were then alerted that a male suspect was at the Rite-Aid store in Dowagiac attempting to pass the same fraudulent prescription.
An officer responded to Rite-Aid and located a male suspect who was taken into custody.
Officers were unable to locate the suspect’s accomplices, who fled in a dark-colored vehicle as the officer arrived at Rite-Aid.
Dowagiac police arrested a 57-year-old male from Detroit for passing a fraudulent prescription and possession of prescription drugs.
He was lodged at the Cass County Jail pending authorization of charges through the Cass County Prosecutor’s Office.
The suspect’s name was withheld pending arraignment in Cass County Fourth District Court.