Man arrested after using fake prescription – The Clanton Advertiser

By JOYANNA LOVE | Chief Editor

Albert Nelson was arrested July 1 by Thorsby Police Department after using a fraudulent prescription for a controlled substance.

Thorsby Police Chief Rodney Barnett said the department was notified that Thorsby Drugs had received a fax with a fake prescription.

“The doctor had already retired, and that’s how they figured it out,” Barnett said.

The day after receiving the fax, Constable Leah Wilkins was shopping at the pharmacy. She noticed that Nelson was getting nervous around her.

She got out and waited for him to come out of the building.

Nelson was arrested for attempting to commit a controlled substance felony, possession of dangerous drugs and resisting arrest.

The case continues to be investigated by Thorsby’s officer, Patrick Young, with the possibility that other people are involved in the scheme. Barnett said it was unknown at this point whether this incident was related to previous burglaries at the pharmacy.

Nelson had a Georgian driver’s license and was using a different name when he was arrested. Barnett said other municipalities in Chilton County have also received reports of similar fraudulent orders.

Nelson was charged with possession of dangerous drugs and possession of a counterfeit instrument by the Jemison Police Department on July 3.

Nelson was released from Chilton County Jail on July 3.

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