Man reportedly falsifies prescription for controlled drug substance

Published 1:05 am Saturday, January 27, 2018


VIDALIA — A Natchez man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly falsifying a prescription for a controlled drug substance.

Vidalia police officers arrested Preston Carr, 28, 21 Davis Court, on charges of felony theft by fraud or misrepresentation, theft less $750, obstruction of justice and altering a prescription for a controlled drug substance.

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His bond is set at $20,470.

Lt. Miranda Clifton said the Vidalia Police department was contacted by a local pharmacy.

The pharmacist had noticed, Clifton said, an irregularity on the prescription and had called the doctor the prescription listed.

The doctor told the pharmacist that the prescription had not been written by them and was therefore falsified.

Police arrested Carr, who had three outstanding warrants, as he waited at the pharmacy for the prescription to be filled.

After arriving at the police department, Clifton said Carr “ate the prescription.”

“When he got to the booking room, the officer laid (the prescription) on the counter to cuff him to the bench, he got a hold of it and ate it,” Clifton said.

Police Chief Joey Merrill said the incident was caught on camera and will not affect his charges.