One person was charged last month and three others identified as suspects after counterfeit prescriptions forged on a prescription pad from a Knoxville area clinic surfaced in Crossville, according to police reports.

Roger Archie Moore, 28, 798 Dogwood Rd., was arrested Sept. 16 on a charge of manufacture, delivery or sale of a controlled substance for possession of oxycontin (a schedule II drug) that was purchased using a counterfeit prescription.

The arrest warrant states that the 90 pills Moore was accused of possessing when arrested constituted more than personal use, resulting in the charge that he faces. Bond was set at $10,000 and Moore appeared in General Sessions Court on Sept. 24 at which time he was appointed a public defender and his case moved to Sept. 27.

On Sept. 27 Moore's bond was reduced to $2,500 and he is to appear for a hearing at 1 p.m. on Oct. 25.

MPtl. Jon Wirey responded to Walgreens Pharmacy on N. Main St. on a report of a counterfeit prescription that had been made to represent a legitimate prescription from the Faragut Walk-in Clinic in Knox County, according to the report. A couple of hours later police were called back to the pharmacy when a man arrived to pick up the prescription drugs in question. A Chevrolet pickup was stopped and the passenger, identified as Moore, was taken into custody. The driver of the pickup, identified as David Franklin King, told police he wrote a check for $200 for the medication and that he had no knowledge that the prescription was fraudulent.

Det. Greg Patton was called to the scene to assist in the investigation and the resulting arrest of Moore.

Police are also investigating the passing of a counterfeit prescription for oxycontin at Eckerd's (now Rite Aid) about that same time period.

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