Pharmacist Spots Prescription Forgery

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email
A pharmacist is credited with spotting a forged prescription and setting police up to catch the perpetrator.

William Quintana

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A pharmacist is credited with spotting a forged prescription and setting police up to catch the perpetrator.

According to a Pueblo Police Department report, the pharmacist at the WalMart at 4080 W. Northern was handed the fake script around 1:15 Monday afternoon. The prescription called for 180 pills of 30mg of Oxycodone IR.

The pharmacist called the clinic to verify the prescription and was informed it was a forgery. At that point, the police were informed and given a description of the suspect.

About an hour later, the suspect called to check if the prescription was ready and the pharmacist called police. When the suspect showed up, police were there waiting.

The officers escorted William Quintana to a back office and placed him under arrest for prescription fraud. According to the police report, Quintana agreed to tell police that a man named Ron Vigil asked him to drop off the prescription.

Quintana also told officers that it wasn’t the first time. He admitted to dropping off another fake prescription at the same store about one month ago. After getting the medication, Quintana said he delivered it to Vigil.

The police report ends with the arrest of Quintana and the filing of the fake prescription as evidence. It doesn't include information about any investigation into Vigil.

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