A St. Louis Park man is accused of trying to obtain 120 oxycodone pills by offering a fraudulent prescription at a St. Louis Park drugstore.
Erskine Admora Morrison, 54, is charged with fifth-degree drug possession, a felony with a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The charge carries a mandatory minimum penalty of a $3,000 fine.
St. Louis Park police were called to Walgreens on Cedar Lake Road on Nov. 14 after employees reported a man trying to pass a forged prescription, according to the criminal complaint, signed by St. Louis Police Officer Siar Nadem.
Officers spoke to an employee, who said Morrison dropped off a prescription for 120 oxycodone tablets, then left the store. The employee said the prescription looked like a forgery, because the font and formatting were “off,” and the quantity and dosage levels seemed too high.
The employee contacted the clinic that allegedly issued the prescription. Employees there confirmed that it was fraudulent and Morrison hadn’t seen the doctor whose name was on the prescription.
Police found Morrison in a parked car near Walgreens. He admitted that he knew the prescription was fake, and said two women had asked him to pick it up in exchange for money, according to the complaint.
Morrison has been released from custody on a $3,000 bond. An omnibus hearing in his case is scheduled Jan. 14 in Hennepin County District Court.