A former guard at the Maryland Correctional Training Center and his wife, charged in Virginia last month with 70 counts of drug possession with intent to distribute, were charged by Anne Arundel County police yesterday with forging prescriptions at a Glen Burnie pharmacy.
Police said Ira Braswell Jr., 53, and Sarah J. Braswell, 51, of Winchester, Va., forged prescriptions at drugstores in Virginia and West Virginia, Baltimore, Hagerstown, Glen Burnie and Odenton.
"We only have a small part of it here," said Sgt. John Santana, supervisor of the county's police pharmaceutical unit.
The investigation began June 1 when a pharmacist at Giant Pharmacy in Glen Burnie contacted police after receiving a suspicious prescription presented by a Virginia man wearing a Maryland correctional uniform. County police contacted Virginia State Police, who called the doctor's number listed on the prescription. Police say the number was traced to the Braswells' address.