An Auburn woman was arrested on June 9 and charged with fraudulently attempting to obtain narcotics from the .
Police were called to the store after Lauren Blake, 3556 York View Court in Auburn, allegedly attempted to have an altered prescription filled. According to the police report, Blake presented a prescription for oxycodone. The store pharmacist said Blake had attempted to get the prescription filled at the , but the pharmacy did not have the drug in stock. The woman then reportedly brought the prescription to the Dacula Road Publix. The pharmacist said the prescription showed obvious signs of being altered. A pharmacy employee called the issuing doctor’s office and learned the prescription had been written for methocarbamol, not oxycodone.
When the officer asked Blake about the prescription, Blake allegedly said she did not know how the prescription was forged because she had been prescribed oxycodone previously. Blake later changed her story and said she had seen a doctor other than her normal physician and that he would not give her a prescription for oxycodone. According to the police report, Blake said she would not have forged the prescription if she had realized she could go to jail.
Earlier that day, Blake’s physician had contacted police after receiving a call from the . The physician said a pharmacy employee advised that Blake had attempted to get a prescription filled for oxycodone. Walgreens would not fill the prescription after noticing that the word oxycodone had been written in a different handwriting and ink.
Blake was charged with forging a prescription and attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud and transported to the Gwinnett County Detention Center.