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Local pharmacy reports fraudulent prescriptions

COLFAX – On Tuesday, March 7, Whitman County Deputies took an individual into custody on charges of prescription fraud.

A press release from Whitman County Sheriff Brett Myers states that the case started a day earlier when a local pharmacy called to report an incident in which someone called in a prescription for a narcotic, using a Spokane area physician's name and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) number.

Since the narcotic was called in and was from an out of area physician, the pharmacist called to verify the validity of the prescription.

During the phone conversation the pharmacist l...


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