Two men have been arrested on charges that they used false prescriptions to obtain and traffic opioids.
Amos Harris, 20, and Rossie Jeffries, 22, were arrested Wednesday, Aug. 21, by the Waynesville Police Department in the parking lot of Kim’s Pharmacy on Russ Ave.
According to a press release sent out by the department, the men picked up codeine with fraudulent prescriptions.
“Like many other opioids, codeine is a highly abused narcotic that is a valuable commodity on the streets,” the release reads.
With the help of Kim’s Pharmacy, detectives were able to identify and arrest these subjects after they left the business.
“This was a great example of law enforcement and pharmacies working together to combat the diversion of controlled prescription drugs in our community,” the release reads. “This case is still under investigation with the potential for additional charges. The same fraudulent prescription used at this location had been passed at several other pharmacies in the Waynesville area.”
Harris and Jeffries were both charged with two counts of trafficking opiates and marijuana possession. Harris was also charged for obtaining a prescription by fraud or forgery and obtaining property by false pretense, while Jeffries was charged with aiding and abetting those two crimes.
Both men are being held on $250,000 bond.