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Dalton PD: Searching for men for prescription fraud

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Dalton Police needs the public's help identifying two men who passed a fraudulent prescription for codeine cough medicine at a Dalton pharmacy.

One man succeeded in getting the cough medicine on November 4th, but the second man was turned away when he tried using a similar prescription on November 5th. At least one of the men used identification information that turned out to be fake. 

The first suspect passed the prescription for codeine cough syrup at the Walgreen's pharmacy on West Walnut Avenue on November 4th. The prescription listed a doctor's office in Knoxville, Tennessee. The next day, a second man who closely resembled the first came to the pharmacy and presented another prescription for the same medicine, apparently from the same doctor's office. 

This time, the pharmacy employee was suspicious and asked for ID and said that she would have to verify the prescription and the suspect left. When the pharmacy employee called the number on the prescription, she spoke with people claiming to be employees of the doctor's office, but could not provide identification information that would allow the pharmacy to release the medication. The prescription was not filled. The first man returned to the Walgreen's pharmacy on November 7th with the same prescription that was used on November 5th, which was again denied and this time kept by the pharmacy. 

The suspects are both white men. Anyone with information on their identity is asked to contact Dalton Police at 706-278-9085.

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