Phony Prescription Fails to Pass Muster, Leading to Charges
Defendant allegedly went to pharmacy to commit a crime while also carrying pot and a wad of counterfeit cash.
A 24-year-old Milwaukee man is facing charges after he allegedly tried passing a forged prescription for Oxycodone at a Wauwatosa pharmacy.
He was also holding marijuana at the time and was later found to have hidden $130 in counterfeit money in the store before being taken into custody.
Adam E. Cashion was charged Tuesday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with one count of obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation and one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. If convicted, he faces up to 6½ years in prison and $11,000 in fines.
No charges have been filed for the counterfeit cash.
According to the criminal complaint:
Police were called to the pharmacy in Pick ‘n Save, 6950 W. State St., on May 7 after Cashion came in with a suspicious prescription for Oxycodone, a narcotic painkiller.
A pharmacy technician thought it didn't look right and alerted the pharmacist, who contacted the doctor's office and found that it was fraudulent.
While police were searching Cashion, they found he had a small bag of marijuana and a pipe.
Cashion admitted to police that he made the fake prescription using Microsoft Paint.
The next day, store security contacted police after a customer found 13 counterfeit $10 bills under a magazine in the pharmacy area. They reviewed surveillance footage and saw Cashion placing something under the magazine before police took him into custody.
He’s currently being held in Milwaukee County Jail while awaiting trial.