Man admits to forging prescription for Percocets at pharmacy drive-thru

By Ashley Bunton -

An 18-year-old Washington Court House man admitted to dropping off a forged prescription for Percocets at a pharmacy drive-thru.

Dakota L. Current, of Washington Avenue, plead guilty Feb. 13 to illegal processing of drug documents. He appeared in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas.

Current was indicted in October on two felony charges: illegal processing of drug documents, a fourth-degree felony, and deception to obtain a dangerous drug, a fourth-degree felony.

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 later, Current drove through the pharmacy drive-thru and dropped the prescription off with the pharmacist.

Sometime in between leaving the doctor’s office and stopping at the pharmacy, the words “Percocets #10” had appeared in small, neat letters on the prescription.

The pharmacy noticed that the prescription had been tampered with, reports said. The pharmacist 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 pharmacy 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.

Sentencing in the matter is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. March 27.

By Ashley Bunton

Reach Ashley at (740) 335-3611 or on Twitter @ashbunton

Reach Ashley at (740) 335-3611 or on Twitter @ashbunton