Police: Man tried to get drugs while in custody

VERNON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a northwestern New Jersey man being held at a police station for allegedly picking up a fraudulent prescription made several calls there where he posed as a doctor in attempts to get prescription drugs,

Twenty-two-year-old Aaron Hines of Hardyston was at Vernon police headquarters Tuesday when he allegedly called several area pharmacies seeking to get Alazopram, which is used to treat anxiety and panic attacks.

The calls came shortly after Hines was arrested at a pharmacy in Vernon. Workers there became suspicious after a person claiming to be a doctor called in a prescription for Alazopram for Hines.

Hines is being held on $20,000 cash bail. He’s charged with forgery and unlicensed practice of medicine.

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