Delaware Forged Prescription Arrests
Two men have been charged after being involved in a fraudulent prescription incident, Middletown police said today.
It happened Tuesday at about 6:10 p.m. at the Rite Aid at 455 W. Main St.
Middletown police were sent to the business on a report of a person passing a forged prescription to the pharmacy.
When they arrived, officers saw a suspect leaving the parking lot in a vehicle with a Pennsylvania registration. They stopped the car and identified the suspect as Lester Howell, 33, of Collingdale, Pa., Middletown police said.
A second suspect was identified as Johnny Howell, 25, of Aldan, Pa. He tried to pick up the filled, fraudulent prescription from the store’s drive-through, Middletown police said.
Police said that an investigation revealed that earlier in the evening, Lester Howell tried to pass off a fraudulent prescription at the ACME pharmacy at 460 E. Main St., but left when he was questioned by the store’s staff.
Lester Howell was charged with two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud/forgery and was taken to Young Correctional Institution on $7,000 secured bond.
Johnny Howell was charged with one count of obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud/forgery and was taken to Young Correctional Institution on $5,500 secured bond.
Middletown police said the investigation was ongoing, with additional charges pending for both Howells, who appear to be connected to at least four other incidents in Middletown during the last three months.