Odenton woman charged with forging prescription

March 14, 1997

An Odenton woman was arrested Tuesday on charges she used a forged prescription -- from a stolen pad of doctor's prescription forms -- in an attempt to buy drugs at a Crofton supermarket pharmacy.

A pharmacist at a Giant supermarket in the 1100 block of Route 3 told police the woman arrived shortly after 8 a.m., presenting a prescription for the pain killer Percocet for a patient named Erin Connelly.

While the woman waited in the store for the prescription to be filled, the pharmacist called the doctor to check it, found it was false and called police, police said.

Arrested and charged with forging a prescription was Kristi Rowe Merritt, 29, of the 700 block of Dayspring Drive.

Police searched the woman's car, where other prescription forms were found. They had been stolen from a doctor's office in Laurel, police said.

Pub Date: 3/14/97

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