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Woman Allegedly Tried to Fill Stolen Prescription for Painkillers

Petaluma police are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect.

Courtesy Petaluma Police
Courtesy Petaluma Police

By Bay City News

Police are looking for a woman who tried to fill a fraudulent prescription for painkillers in Petaluma last week.

The woman passed the prescription for Norco and Oxycodone at about 2:20 p.m. on Jan. 13 at a CVS on East Washington Street, police said.

The CVS pharmacist became suspicious because the prescription was written for a male patient and could not verify its authenticity, police said. The pharmacist refused to give the woman the drugs and she left the store.

Police said the pharmacist later found out that the prescription note had been stolen from the John Muir Behavior Health Clinic in Concord.

Police are trying to find the woman, who is described as a black woman between 25 and 30 years old, standing 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds with shoulder-length black hair. She was wearing a dark jacket and green shirt at the time.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect has been asked to call Petaluma police at (707) 778-4372.

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