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Greenwich Cops Bust 2 on Drug Charges

One suspect charged with using fake script at a Riverside pharmacy.

A man from the Bronx, NY has been arrested on charges he used a fake prescription to obtain drugs from the in Riverside.

According to a report released Thursday, Saturnino Pinales, 26, of the Bronx, admitted to narcotics officers investigating the pharmacy's complaint about a suspected forged prescription, that "he was attempting to pass a fraudulent prescription." Pinales was charged with second-degree forgery, criminal attempt to obtain a controlled substance and criminal attempt to obtain a controlled substance by fraud.

He was released after posting a $1,000 bond and scheduled to appear Jan. 3 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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A passenger in a car whose driver was stopped by Greenwich Police for a motor vehicle violation, was arrested on drug-related charges.

According to a Greenwich Police report released Thursday, Casey Ritch, 34, who gave an address of 38 Putnam Green, Greenwich, was arrested Dec. 21 on possession of narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia charges.

Ritch is accused of having a syringe and 4 waxed paper folds and plastic bags containing heroin when police searched the car. Police were given permission to search the car after Ritch and the unidentified driver "gave conflicting stories regarding their whereabouts," according to the report.

Ritch was released on a promise to appear Jan. 18 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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An interfering with an officer charge was lodged against a motorist who is accused of giving a false name and ID when he was stopped for a motor vehicle violation.

Marvin Yovani Arias-Juarez, 37, who gave an address of 1 Lawrence St., Norwalk, was arrested shortly after 8 a.m. Dec. 28, following the motor vehicle stop on Marks Road in Riverside. A police report did not indicate why Arias-Juarez was stopped.

He was released after posting a $500 bond and scheduled to appear Jan. 4 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

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