Police: Arrest in forged prescriptions in Baldwin

A Brooklyn man was arrested Saturday after he

A Brooklyn man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly filled forged prescriptions at a Baldwin pharmacy over several weeks, Nassau County police said. (July 27, 2013) (Credit: NCPD)

A Brooklyn man was arrested Saturday after he allegedly repeatedly filled forged prescriptions at a Baldwin pharmacy over several weeks, Nassau County police said.

Police said that on June 19, Derrick Savage, 45, filled a prescription in his name for 90 Percocet pills at a Pathmark pharmacy, 1764 Grand Ave.

On July 5, Savage then filled two prescriptions, for Percocet, a pain reliever containing acetaminophen and oxycodone, and Phenergan, a sedative and anti-nausea drug, at the same pharmacy, police said.


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On Saturday, Savage presented another prescription for Percocet to the pharmacist, police said. The pharmacist then called the police, who arrested Savage at the pharmacy.

Savage was charged with four counts of second-degree possession of a forged instrument. At his arraignment Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead, Savage was ordered released on his own recognizance. He is due back in court Wednesday.

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