Police in York County said they arrested a Baltimore man for passing three counterfeit prescriptions for the powerful painkiller oxycodone at the Hanover Walmart store.
Scott Schwartz, 28, passed the fake prescriptions in November and January, and again on Tuesday when he was arrested while waiting in line to pick up the medicine, according to West Manheim Township police.
Police said Schwartz used “high quality” prescriptions bearing the name of a pain clinic and doctor in Baltimore.
The printed prescriptions appeared legitimate, but a call from the pharmacy to the clinic revealed
the listed doctor was not associated with the
practice, police said.
Schwartz obtained 65 pills in January, but did not return to pick up the prescription in November, police said.
A bribery charge was added when Schwartz told the arresting officer he could have all his cash for “whatever it takes to make this go away,” according to police. He was found to be carrying $146.
He was sent to York County Prison on $75,000 bail.
Police said they are looking for an accomplice who drove Schwartz to the Walmart and served as a lookout inside the store.
They are also working with other police departments in Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland where Schwartz is suspected of or charged with similar crimes.