Fraud Investigation prescription fraud

Two out-of-town suspects are in custody following two incidents Sunday involving attempted prescription fraud.

Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office Deputy C.T. Hibbs responded to an alleged prescription fraud at a Montanus Drive area pharmacy after a report of a female suspect forging a signature for medication and attempting to fill the prescription around 3 p.m.

Hibbs conducted an investigation on scene and upon departing the pharmacy saw a BMW along Bus. 29 in which the female suspect was reportedly seen leaving. The deputy then identified a female matching the suspect’s description in a different vehicle, a Chevrolet HHR, according to a CCSO release.

Four other deputies responded to pull over both vehicles on North Main Street.

The female suspect, Adrienne M. Aikins, 28, of Greensboro, N.C. was questioned about the alleged prescription fraud and found to be in possession of marijuana. She was arrested on scene.

Hibbs also questioned three men in the BMW including Otis Mitchell, 39, of Fredericksburg. He too was found to be in possession of marijuana and is believed to be involved in another alleged prescription fraud that occurred earlier Sunday at another Culpeper pharmacy, according to CCSO.

As a result of the incident, Aikins faces charges of possession of marijuana and attempted prescription fraud. Mitchell faces charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, attempted prescription fraud and possessing a schedule I or II drug. Both are being held in Culpeper County Jail; Aikins on $5,000 bond and Mitchell on $10,000 secured bond.

The suspects know each other, according to police.

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