The police responded to a call at the Walgreen’s at 95th and Cicero on December 21st when a doctor’s office urged the pharmacy personnel to call the police.
The same doctor had been victimized before so when a man tried to use a written prescription to obtain pills. According to the man, Jamaul Stoudemire, he was approached by is friend who asked him to fill a prescription because he was too busy to do it himself.
Stoudemire proceeded to the Walgreen’s and presented the prescription and the friend’s identification. The pharmacist grew suspicious when she called the number for the doctor that was on the prescription. A woman, named “Brittney” couldn’t answer basic questions from the pharmacist who then looked up the doctor’s name in the system and found a different number.
At the correct number, the doctor’s employees assured the pharmacist that the prescription was not one that was written by the office. Some key details, including the phone number, were incorrect. According to the doctor, this was the fifth time that someone had tried to use a fake prescription with her name as the prescriber.
The doctor’s office told the pharmacist that the patient’s name on the prescription was not one of her patients. According to the Doctor, the prescription pad itself was fake and she never had a prescription pad stolen. The DEA was contacted because all prescribers are registered with the DEA and are provided a DEA prescriber number.
The doctor’s office instructed the pharmacist to contact Oak Lawn’s police department, which was done immediately.
The officer detained Stoudemire and eventually arrested him. At the police station, he allegedly told the police that he had met a man on the street in Oak Lawn who asked him if he wanted to make some money. Stoudemire was instructed to bring the prescription for Oxycodone to the pharmacy and that he would be contacted by phone later.
Stoudemire, a 28 year old black male, was charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. He provided a Chicago address to the police.