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Milwaukee Man Busted for Stolen Oxycodone and Valium

He used a hand-written prescription pad at five locations across Southeastern Wisconsin.

A 40-year-old Milwaukee man was arrested after stealing hundreds of tablets of Oxycodone and Valium from pharmacies all over southeastern Wisconsin, even though he couldn't spell Valium right on the prescription pad.

The heist was over Feb. 18 when received a call from a employee who alerted police to the fraudulent prescription the man brought in for Oxycodone and Valium.

According to the report:

The Walgreens employee received an email earlier that morning warning of a man in the area using a fraudulent prescription with the name “Audry” on it. He was telling pharmacists the prescription was for his sister who had cancer. The prescription was for 360 Oxycodone and 60 Valium pills.

The pharmacist told officers she was suspicious because of the name on the prescription and the large number of pills prescribed. She also said that Valium was spelled incorrectly — as valume — on the prescription.

She called the doctor listed on the prescription who confirmed it was fraud.

The handwriting on the prescription used in Fox Point matched the writing on six forged prescriptions in South Milwaukee, as well as on forged prescriptions in the city of Milwaukee.  

Brookfield police had a similar incident on Feb. 16, but the man left the store before the prescription was filled and never returned.

During the booking procedure the man asked an officer what he was being charged with. He then said, “If I didn’t obtain the drugs, isn’t that just a misdemeanor?”

The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department arrested the man Feb. 12 for possession of narcotics with intent to deliver. He had 332 tablets of Oxycodone and $2,400 in cash. He is due back in court May 15.

Raymond L. Juneau March 11, 2012 at 04:06 AM
What the Hey? This nation has 5% of the worlds population and uses 50% of the medications consumed. Lets take the medication advertising off of our television. We are making our young folks think that if you have a problem you can solve it with a pill. One to get up, two to get going, one to take care of your headache, one to take care of your acid, one to take care of the pain in your knee, one before lunch, one to have sex, one not to have sex, one to relax, one to put you to sleep. The United States is one of two countries in the world that allow advertising of medication on their television media, the other is New Zealand. STOP ADVERTISING DRUGS ON TELEVISION. whiteagle38
Cherie Du Lac March 11, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Good point. You made me look at this from a different angle. Being older, I really liked having the commercials on TV because I have several maladies they advertise new drugs for. What I learned was all these new drugs have side effects that would make me feel just as bad or worse! Now I ignore the commercial and just laugh when all the side effects are mentioned, shake my head and say, "Who would take that stuff?!?" Never thought about how it effects our children, yet preached to my daughter as she was growing up how you can even become an addict consuming prescription drugs according to directions. I'm with you - ban them from TV.
Sarah Worthman March 11, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Thanks for the comments, Raymond and Cherie. I hadn't thought of this from that perspective either. It does seem that way doesn't it, that there's a pill for everything. I have to say though, I completely agree - seems many of the pills, if you listen and read carefully, have such an extensive list of side effects, what's the point in taking them in the first place?
Randy1949 March 11, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Some of the pills are preferable to a surgical solution. That's about the best that can be said. The only reason for risking the side effects are that the outcome for not treating a condition is ultimately worse. I don't think that TV advertising leads anyone to become addicted to Oxycodone or Oxycontin.
Born Free March 12, 2012 at 01:50 AM
""STOP ADVERTISING DRUGS ON TELEVISION"" ???? Cigarettes aren't advertised on TV or radio in the U.S. but that is obviously not working. Illegal drugs aren't advertised on TV or radio but that's not working. People need to take responibility for their choices. Thats' what will work.

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