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Woman Had Friend Call In Fake Prescription, Police Say

A Shrewsbury pharmacy workers caught the invalid prescription and police waited for her to pick up the medication.

A Hillsboro woman faces criminal charges after police said she had a friend phone in a fake prescription for hydrocodone to a Shrewsbury pharmacy Thursday.

Kara Oughton, 36, of Hillsboro, was charged Friday with fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance.

Shrewsbury Police said the Dierbergs Pharmacy in Shrewsbury, 7233 Watson Road, contacted them after checking up on a phoned-in prescription. Pharmacy employees contacted the physician’s office and discovered Oughton was not a patient and had not been given a prescription.

She was arrested when she arrived to pick up the prescription at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, police said.

Oughton told police she had a friend call in the prescription, and the two planned to split the pills.

For more crime information on Affton-Shrewsbury Patch, see the following articles:

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  • South County Men Charged With Trafficking in Meth

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