Cops: Kingston woman had forged Xanax script

Precious L. Knox, 25, was accused of trying

Precious L. Knox, 25, was accused of trying to fill a forged prescription for Xanax at a pharmacy in Kingston. Detectives charged Knox with felony forgery after a suspicious pharmacist called the Kingston Police Department. (Credit: Kingston Police Department)

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A Kingston woman tried to pass a forged prescription for benzodiazepines at a local pharmacy Thursday, the Kingston Police Department said.

Police received a call from a pharmacist at Walgreen's on Broadway, informing them a woman was trying to fill a forged prescription for Xanax tablets. The woman was already gone when police arrived, but cops said they "quickly identified" her as 25-year-old Precious L. Knox.

Detectives found Knox down the street near Kingston Hospital on Broadway and arrested her.

Knox was charged with second-degree forgery and possession of a forged instrument, both felonies, as well as petty larceny. She was arraigned and sent to Ulster County Jail without the option to post bail.

Attorney information for Knox was not immediately available.

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