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Wheeling Man Accused of Trying to Pass Off Phony Prescription

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A Wheeling man was arrested after allegedly trying to pass off a fake prescription at a local pharmacy on Tuesday.

According to police, a call was received at headquarters from an employee at The Medicine Shoppe on National Road in Wheeling. The employee told police she had received a prescription request from a local doctor's office in the name of "Christopher Howard." The request was reportedly phoned in by a "Susan," who claimed she was an employee of the doctor's office.

The Medicine Shoppe employee then phoned the doctor's office to confirm the prescription and the doctor said he had not seen Christopher Howard since May of 2013. The prescription was for Subutex, a Schedule III drug.

Howard was arrested at the pharmacy as he attempted to pick up the prescription. He was arraigned by Magistrate Harry Radcliffe and remanded to jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.