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Druggist discovers scam

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

July 14, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Lee County man is charged with nine counts of forgery after a pharmasict turned him in. Lee County investigators are still looking into how Montez Stephens obtained the prescription pad he was writing himself prescriptions on. 

Investigators say in the last year Stephens had obtained nine different prescriptions for the painkiller 'Lortab,' better known as Hydrocodone. 

A tip from the Winn Dixie Pharmacy helped them make the arrest.

 "The pharmacies in our area have worked closely with us, and they do everything they're supposed to do, and a little bit beyond that, in order to ensure that the people are not fraudulently getting prescriptions that they're not supposed to get," says Chief Dennis Parker of the Lee County Sheriff's Office.

Stephens is being held in the Lee County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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