A St. George man is behind bars on 10 counts of fraud to obtain prescriptions and 10 counts of forgery.
Law enforcement responded to a call last Thursday at the Lin’s MarketPlace Pharmacy located at 1930 West Sunset Blvd. on a prescription forgery. Police met with the pharmacy manager who stated that their pharmacy, and several others in town, were receiving fraudulent prescriptions from the same individual for “amphetamine-dextroamphetamine.”
Confirmation from other pharmacies and further investigation led the St. George Police Department to 25-year-old Brandon Rush who admitted to forging and passing multiple fraudulent prescriptions between September and December of this year.
Amphetamine-dextroamphetamine is a central nervous system stimulant, affecting chemicals in the brain and nerves that contribute to hyperactivity and impulse control and is most commonly used to treat narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Amphetamine and dextroamphetamine is a drug of abuse and may be habit-forming.
Rush was transported and booked into the Washington County Jail on December 16, 2011, on 10 counts of fraud to obtain prescription and 10 counts of forgery. His bail is set at $110,000.