Baltimore man held on charges of forgery

July 19, 1996

A Baltimore man was held yesterday at the Carroll County Detention Center after being charged with forging prescriptions to obtain painkillers and sedatives at a Mount Airy pharmacy between January and July, court records show.

State police investigators allege that Edward J. Smith Jr., 60, of the 1100 block of S. Clinton St. in Canton, visited Weis Pharmacy in the 1100 block of Twin Arch Road seven times between Jan. 23 and July 5 to have prescriptions filled for Percocet, Roxicet, Alprazolam or Xanax.

The 25-count indictment charges that Smith forged doctors' signatures on prescriptions and presented them to the pharmacist to obtain drugs that are listed as controlled and dangerous substances.

Police

Mount Airy: A resident of Grimville Road told state police that someone removed a screen, entered her home and stole a television, videocassette recorder and videos between 7: 45 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday. The loss was estimated at $780.

Mount Airy: Employees at the Safeway in the 4000 block of Ridge- ville Blvd. told state police that three people took groceries and left the store at 3: 40 p.m. Wednesday. The loss was estimated at $75.

Pub Date: 7/19/96

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