The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Crime & Courts

August 22, 2012

Pharmacy alerts police; man faces drug charges



A report of a suspicious prescription presented Tuesday at a Joplin pharmacy led to the arrest of an Oklahoma man on felony drug charges.

Police Cpl. Chuck Niess said an officer was called to the pharmacy of the Walgreens store at 2001 S. Range Line Road concerning a man with what appeared to be a forged prescription.

David J. Merrill, 26, of Catoosa, Okla., was arrested on a charge of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance. In the course of his arrest, some oxycodone pills allegedly were found in his possession, and he also was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance.

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