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No Oxycodone for You, Pharmacist Tells Woman with Fake Prescription

Suspect allegedly tried to pass a forged prescription for Oxycodone at a Shorewood pharmacy, but bad handwriting and a shortened DEA number raises questions for staff.

A 41-year-old Milwaukee woman is facing charges after she allegedly tried to pass a forged prescription for Oxycodone at a Shorewood pharmacy.

Sonja Larashell Holifield was charged in Milwaukee County Circuit Court Friday with one count of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. If convicted, she faces up to three years in prison and $5,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Sept. 19, Holifield came into Thompson’s Serv-U Pharmacy and presented a prescription for 120 Oxycodone pills. However, an employee found the doctor’s name was illegible and the DEA number was missing a digit.

Holifield also didn’t have insurance, so she had to give a copy of her driver’s license to accompany the prescription. When asked where she got the prescription, Holifield said she didn’t know because she was hurting too much to recall.

The employee told Holifield he wasn’t going to fill the prescription because it was fraudulent, so she began to talk incoherently, then left the pharmacy and got into the back of an SUV parked next door at Culver’s.

Shorewood police investigators discovered the prescription had come from a pad stolen from an Aurora Health Care facility and they were able to identify Holifield from the surveillance video footage of the attempted transaction.

Holifield is currently out of custody and a warrant has been issued for her arrest. 

Bob McBride October 01, 2012 at 09:30 PM
"No Oxycodone for You, Pharmacist Tells Man with Fake Prescription" First sentence... "A 41-year-old Milwaukee woman is facing charges after she allegedly tried to pass a forged prescription for Oxycodone at a Shorewood pharmacy."
Adam W. McCoy October 01, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Oops. It's been corrected.

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