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Man Faces Forged Prescription Charges

Greenwich PD: Suspect stole prescription pad from doctor's office; had accomplice use fake scripts for painkillers.

 

A Bronx, NY man has been charged with forging prescriptions for the powerful painkiller oxycodone, using a doctor's prescription pad stolen from a Scarsdale, NY medical office.

According to Greenwich Police, the suspect "stole a narcotic prescription pad from a doctor's office in Scarsdale, NY" and "used a local female accomplice to procure oxycodone from Grannick's Pharmacy on four different occasions," according to a Greenwich Police report.

Michael A. Mango, 27, of the Bronx, NY, was arrested June 14 in connection with the incidents that occured in January, according to the report. He was charged with second-degree forgery, obtaining a controlled substance by forgery, illegal possession, obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, conspiracy to obtained a controlled drug,  criminal attempt at obtaining a controlled drug and tampering with a witness.

while he waited outside the pharmacy in his car. Mango's bond was set at $10,000 and he was scheduled to appear June 22 in state Superior Court in Stamford.

Glenn Wolff, LCSW June 19, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Prescription medication addiction is one of the most insidious substance addictions prevalent today. I am seeing more and more of these addictions with teens and adults in my practice. Query: Is a pharmacy liable in any way for dispensing these medications? Who or what is responsible for this emerging epidemic? The individual? The pharmacy? The pharmaceutical company? The abuser's family? Clearly, the impact on the individual and on the greater society is huge. Any thoughts?

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