Fraud: High Dose of Prescription Pain Pills Filled in Murfreesboro with Forged Prescription from Sumner County, TN

Jul 17, 2023 at 10:03 pm by WGNS News


MURFREESBORO, TN - In this computer age of technology and medicine, most prescriptions are filled electronically. The problem is that "Most" and not all prescriptions are filled electronically. As a result of the paper prescriptions still being used, pharmacies continue to see forgeries in Tennessee.


One of the more recent cases of a forged prescription being reported locally occured at a chain pharmacy in Murfreesboro. Police were called to the Walgreens on Old Fort Parkway in reference to someone attempting to get an unusually high dose of prescription pain pills filled. Shortly after the alleged patient got the prescription filled, the Fairvue Family Wellness office in Sumner County, TN contacted the pharmacy in Murfreesboro to inquire about the Oxycodone prescription. 30-Mg tablets are typically reserved for patients with cancer or severe post-operative pain and the forged prescription in Murfreesboro was for 30-Mg pills.

Apparently, the medical office in Sumner County is working with the Gallatin Police Department in an attempt to figure out who is writing the fraudulent prescriptions and how they got access to the prescriptions.

This is not the first time the subject has filled the high power opioid and in past cases, the culprit who picked up the prescription used the identification of a 56-year-old woman. Detectives are trying to determine if the customer is using their real ID or is the person using a stolen identification. The case remains under investigation.

Specifically in Rutherford County, 141 overdose deaths were confirmed in 2021. That number has risen by 116% since 2017. Just 4-years prior to 2021, the number of overdose deaths in 2017 came in at 65 for Rutherford County. Those numbers account for all overdoses throughout Murfreesboro, Smyrna, LaVergne and Eagleville.


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