Pasadena woman charged with falsifying painkiller prescription

March 06, 1997|By TaNoah Morgan | TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF

County police arrested a Pasadena woman Tuesday on charges of more than doubling the number of painkillers called for in a prescription.

Belinda Marie Glock, 23, of the 7600 block of Cedar Drive was charged with altering a prescription and attempting to obtain drugs by fraud.

Police said she tried to have falsified prescriptions for Percocet, a powerful painkiller, filled at two Revco pharmacies.

In the first incident, about 1: 30 p.m. Tuesday, a woman handed Valerie Coons, a pharmacist at the Revco in the 8500 block of Fort Smallwood Road, a prescription that had been changed from 18 to 48 Percocet tablets. Coons told the woman it would take a half-hour to fill the prescription, police said.

When the woman left, Coons called police.

While Detective Glenn Shanahan was on his way to the store, he received a call from a Revco in the 4100 block of Mountain Road, where a pharmacist told police that a woman had given him a prescription for Percocet that was altered in the same way.

Shanahan went to the second Revco, where he arrested the woman. He also seized her 1987 Ford Mustang because it allegedly was used in a drug crime.

He took the woman to the first Revco, where Coons identified her as the woman who had handed her an altered prescription, police said.

Pub Date: 3/06/97

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