Georgia man arrested for false prescriptions in Murfreesboro

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A Georgia man has been arrested after he allegedly visited various pharmacies around Murfreesboro in an attempt to fill a prescription for Promethazine with Codeine. The medication treats symptoms caused by the flu and contains a narcotic cough suppressant.

One pharmacist who noticed the prescription was a fake called the police. The incident was captured on an in store video surveillance camera, which police viewed prior to making an arrest. However, the arrest was made after the subject attempted to fill the prescription a second time at a Walgreen's on Mercury Boulevard.

When police spoke with the man in question, he stated he was 18-year old Isaiah Pearson. That information later turned out to be a lie, his real name was Edward Young Jr., age 18.


Young was charged with Criminal Impersonation, two counts of Prescription Fraud and two counts of Identity Theft. The man was booked under a $21,500 bond and will appear in court on September 24, 2015.



MPD Arrest Report #15-15230

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