Lacey police arrested a man Tuesday on suspicion of forging or altering a prescription for a controlled substance.
Michael Joseph Richardson, 29, was being held Wednesday at the Thurston County Jail with bail set at $2,500, a jail official said.
According to court records:
Lacey police began investigating Tuesday after a doctor called a Lacey pharmacist and said he had not written any prescriptions for Richardson. Earlier, Richardson had used a prescription in the doctor’s name to obtain 100 Vicodin pills and 90 Soma pills. Vicodin is a painkiller; Soma is a muscle relaxant.
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When police interviewed Richardson, he admitted that he had taken about 10 prescription slips from the doctor’s office and used them to fill prescriptions. He told a Lacey officer that he had sold all the pills.