Monday, January 18, 2010

Cookeville Man Charged With Drug Fraud

A February 22nd court date has been set for a Cookeville man charged with drug fraud. Police say 25-year-old Ryan Matthew Thornton of Gainesboro Grade allegedly used a forged prescription to obtain 30 percocet pills from a pharmacy on Tenth Street. The pharmacist called police when he became suspicious of the transaction. Police say the scrip had been written on the pad of a physician who is Thornton's stepfather, but that doctor says he did not write the prescription.