By: Debbie RolenStaff Writer
December 20, 2012
LOGAN – A Switzer man posed as a local doctor and called in prescriptions for controlled substances. He may have thought his plan worked until W.Va. State Police Trooper J. G. Honaker met him outside the store after he picked up the filled prescriptions.
Joshua Collins, 36, of Switzer, is accused of calling the pharmacist at the Cora Rite Aid store and stating he was Dr. Rodighiero and he needed a prescription for 60 Lortabs and 60 Clonazepam for Constines Collins. The pharmacist thought the call just “didn’t sound right” and called Dr. Rodighiero at his office. The doctor confirmed no prescriptions had been called in by him or anyone in his office. The pharmacist called the WVSP and advised them of the situation.
The prescriptions were filled and Joshua Collins picked them up. After he got outside the store, Collins was met by Trooper Honaker, who performed a safety search and found the bag with the prescription drugs in them. Allegedly, Collins told the officer he had called the prescription in and picked it up for personal use.
According to the criminal complaint in the Magistrate Court of Logan County, Collins was transported to the WVSP detachment where he gave a recorded statement admitting to calling in the prescriptions as a doctor, then going and picking up the filled prescriptions at the Rite Aid store.
Collins has been charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver and two counts of possession of controlled substance by fraud.