Man Charged with Presenting Phony Prescription to SLP Pharmacy

Police say Robert Winfield Anderson presented a phony prescription for oxycodone to the Walgreens pharmacy on Cedar Lake Road.

A Minneapolis man has been charged with illegally trying to obtain oxycodone from a pharmacy in St. Louis Park.

Robert Winfield Anderson, 22, is charged with fifth-degree drug possession, a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

According to the criminal complaint, compiled by St. Louis Park Police Officer Aaron Balvin, a pharmacist at on Cedar Lake Road contacted police on April 3 and reported that a man was trying to pass a phony prescription for oxycodone.

The pharmacist told police that the suspect was waiting in the parking lot. When officers arrived, they found Anderson sitting outside the store in the parking lot; they asked him what he was doing, and he told them he was waiting for a prescription to be filled.

Anderson was arrested. The pharmacist told police that she had checked with the prescribing facility listed on the prescription, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, and found that the doctor whose name was on the prescription hadn’t been working on the day it was written, and that Anderson had never been a patient there.

Anderson’s criminal history includes a 2009 conviction for possession of marijuana and a 2011 conviction for drug possession.

Anderson is free on his promise to make all future court appearances. An omnibus hearing in his case is scheduled May 16 in Hennepin County District Court.


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