MD Woman Arrested for Prescription Drug Fraud in Montgomery County

The Vienna Patch reports that a 24-year-old woman was arrested for attempting to fill fraudulent prescriptions at a Vienna pharmacy. The young woman, a resident of Gaithersburg, was arrested at the Vienna Drug Center and taken to the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center where officers obtained a warrant for prescription fraud. An employee at the Vienna Drug Center alerted authorities around 10 p.m. on April 28 that someone was trying to fill a fraudulent prescription. Upon receiving the information, police also discovered that the woman was wanted in Montgomery County on a warrant for probation violation. The 24-year-old was held on a $5,000 bond for the various charges.

Prescription fraud is a very serious and growing problem in the U.S. Prescription drug fraud is defined as the acquiring or obtaining of a controlled substance by illegal means and the wrongful gain of prescription drugs for personal use, or profit, without a validated prescription from a physician. The crime of prescription fraud can be committed in a number of ways, including forging prescriptions, altering prescriptions to increase the quantity, and impersonating a physician over the phone.

The penalties for a prescription fraud conviction in Maryland can be very serious, but seeking assistance from a Bethesda narcotics defense attorney can help protect you from excessive penalties. At the law firm of Alpert Schreyer, our criminal defense attorneys have a successful track record of defending clients facing drug-related charges and will work diligently to ensure your lawful rights are protected. To discuss your case with us, call (866) 444-6363. The initial consultation is free and confidential.

About Andrew Alpert

+Andrew is one of the leading DUI and criminal defense attorneys in both the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia. He blogs about Maryland DUI law, has numerous videos on the subject and has been asked to appear on national television to offer his legal opinion on high-profile criminal cases.