Man who forged Percocet prescription sentenced to house arrest, community control


By Ashley Bunton - abunton@civitasmedia.com



A pharmacy and doctor reported the incident to the Washington Court House Police Department.


The pharmacist had noticed the prescription was altered.


Police attempted to speak to Current about the incident but he declined to talk without an attorney.


The prescribing doctor told the pharmacist that he had prescribed Current the Tramadol but definitely not the Percocet.


Current later admitted to the pharmacist that the prescription was altered.


The altered prescription.


An 18-year-old who tried to pass a forged prescription for Percocets at a Washington Court House pharmacy was sentenced Monday to house arrest and community control.

Dakota L. Current, of Washington Avenue, appeared in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas Monday after he plead guilty Feb. 13 to illegal processing of drug documents, a felony of the fourth degree, and deception to obtain dangerous drugs, also a felony of the fourth degree.

The incident occurred the morning of Aug. 31, 2016.

Current had received a prescription from a doctor for Tramadol, a pain medication. Approximately an hour-and-a-half after leaving the doctor’s office, Current dropped off the prescription at a pharmacy drive-thru, but sometime in between leaving the doctor’s office and stopping at the pharmacy, the words “Percocets #10” were written on the prescription.

The pharmacist noticed the prescription was altered and called the prescribing doctor to ask questions about the prescription. After a discussion, the prescribing doctor could not confirm the order for Percocets. That’s when the pharmacist called the police.

The Washington C.H. Police Department handled the incident but Current said he would prefer to speak with an attorney first, and made no comment on the police record.

Current was sentenced Monday to 30 days of house arrest in lieu of jail time, two years of community control with the Fayette County Adult Probation Department, ordered for an assessment at Fayette Recovery for an appropriate drug/alcohol program, and ordered to pay $435 in costs for prosecution.

If Current violates the sentencing order, a prison term of one-and-half years in prison on each count to be served concurrently may be imposed by the court.

A pharmacy and doctor reported the incident to the Washington Court House Police Department.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/03/web1_CurrentCourt1.jpgA pharmacy and doctor reported the incident to the Washington Court House Police Department.

The pharmacist had noticed the prescription was altered.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/03/web1_CurrentCourt2.jpgThe pharmacist had noticed the prescription was altered.

Police attempted to speak to Current about the incident but he declined to talk without an attorney.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/03/web1_CurrentCourt3.jpgPolice attempted to speak to Current about the incident but he declined to talk without an attorney.

The prescribing doctor told the pharmacist that he had prescribed Current the Tramadol but definitely not the Percocet.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/03/web1_CurrentCourt4.jpgThe prescribing doctor told the pharmacist that he had prescribed Current the Tramadol but definitely not the Percocet.

Current later admitted to the pharmacist that the prescription was altered.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/03/web1_CurrentCourt5.jpgCurrent later admitted to the pharmacist that the prescription was altered.

The altered prescription.
http://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2017/03/web1_CurrentCourt6.jpgThe altered prescription.

By Ashley Bunton

abunton@civitasmedia.com

Reach Ashley at (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton

Reach Ashley at (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton