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Chillicothe – Man Arrested for Deception to Obtain a Dangerous Drug at Pharmacy

Processed medications await pick up at the pharmacy on Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., Oct. 25, 2011. Pharmacists in the 28th Medical Support Squadron carefully screen all medications to ensure quality product is supplied to their patients.

Chillicothe – A man has been arrested after a suspicious prescription was called into the pharmacy

According to Ross County Reports patrol at approximately 1539 hours on 7/21/22 police were dispatched to CVS at 1021 N Bridge St in reference to a
the suspicious prescription that was called in over the phone. When police arrived the pharmacist reported that a doctor had phoned in a prescription for 360 ML of promethazine with codeine, for a local person. The doctor claimed to be from Washington state and the prescription was for Frank Andrews. The pharmacist thought the prescription may be fraudulent because the doctor was not local and the dosage for the medicine was high and the patient was not a regular. Police asked that when the man came in to pick up the prescription to call.

Around 6 pm CVS called back and said that the man was in the store wanting his prescription. When police arrived they found a man named Abdullahi A. Osman, who was attempting to pick up the prescription for Frank Andrews. Osman was asked for the prescription and he said he didn’t have it. At that time he was placed in handcuffs.

After more investigation police attempted to contact the doctor out of Washington from the phone number provided but the number was not in service. Osman was advised he was under arrest for deception to obtain a dangerous drug. I transported him to the Ross County Jail where he was held until his initial court appearance in the Chillicothe Municipal Court on 07-22-21 at 9 am.