An Oak Forest man faces three felony counts of unlawful acquisition of a controlled substance after sending another man to fill fraudulent prescriptions from Walgreen's, 4800 W. 148th Street, in Midlothian on Jan. 24.
Amr M. Yasin, 18, of the 6200 block of W. 157th Street, Oak Forest, was charged after police arrested him at his home after witnessing the handoff of the drugs.
A Walgreen's employee called police when a customer tried to obtain fraudulent prescriptions. At the store, Markham police spoke with the man trying to make the purchase, who said Yasin contacted him earlier that day about picking up the prescriptions, as Yasin was sick and had no transportation to the store.
The "customer" said Yasin offered to pay him $25 for the chore.
As police observed the drop-off, Yasin threw the drugs to the ground inside his garage, before being taken into custody.
Yasin was taken to the Midlothian police station, where he told officers that he saw the three new prescriptions from his doctor on his online Walgreen's account and ordered them filled, even though he did not know what they were. He also told officers he is a recovering addict and needs the medications for the withdrawal process, according to the report.
The doctor told Walgreen's employees and police that Yasin somehow was making prescriptions using the doctor's information and that the prescriptions were not real.
Yasin was placed in a holding cell to await a bond hearing; the subject who delivered the prescriptions was released without charges.
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