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Pharmacist catches fake prescription

Thursday, February 22, 2007

A questionable prescription led to the arrest of a Midway man at Leslie's Drug in Salem Feb. 12.

Salem Police Chief Albert Roork said he was contacted by Pharmacist Tim Leslie after Leslie discovered 23-year-old Eric D. Turner had presented him with a fake narcotics prescription.

Leslie told authorities that Turner gave him a prescription written by Sam Scroggins M.D., PA, from Harrison, written to Steve Johnson for 120 30 mg. oxycodone, Roork said.

He said Turner told Leslie he was Steve Johnson and his regular pharmacy was out of the medication.

Leslie told authorities that he was immediately suspicious of the situation so he contacted Dr. Scroggins who had supposedly written the prescription, Roork said.

Scroggins confirmed Leslie's suspicions; the doctor told Leslie that Steve Johnson was not a patient.

Leslie then contacted authorities. Roork and Fulton County Deputy Johnny Byler went to the business where they arrested Turner and searched his vehicle.

Inside the car officers located several blank copies of prescription sheets from Sam Scroggins, Roork said. They also found a small black bag containing two spoons and some needles, he said.

Roork said Turner admitted to having abused the narcotic for about a year.

Turner was charged with attempting to obtain prohibited drugs. He was released from authorities after posting bond the day of his arrest.

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