CHESHIRE — Four people face charges after police said they tried to pass fraudulent prescriptions at pharmacies in town.
Jorge Berrios, 25, of 488 Noble Ave., Bridgeport; Sean Jarrett, 23, of 10 Jessup St., Stamford; and Samantha Marsh, 24, of 211 Jefferson Ave., Salem, Massachusetts were all charged Thursday with possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance, and conspiracy to illegally obtain a controlled substance.
Westly Valentin, 23, of 144 Queen St., New Britain, was charged with conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by fraud and possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell.
Police received a call from CVS, 581 Highland Ave., around 7:30 p.m. Thursday. The pharmacist told police a man, later identified as Jarrett, tried to pick up a prescription that wasn’t filled because the pharmacist was unable to confirm the prescribing doctor, according to a police report.
A few minutes later, police received a call from CVS, 905 S. Main St., saying a man fitting Jarrett’s description tried to fill a prescription there as well, the report said. Rite Aid, 922 S. Main St., made a similar complaint with a man matching Jarrett’s description. Police began checking the areas around those pharmacies and found Jarrett sitting in a vehicle in a parking lot across from 908 S. Main St., the report said. Marsh, Valentin and Berrios were also in the car.
While searching Jarrett officers found two unfilled prescriptions in his possession, the report said. Jarrett said his doctor prescribed the medicine.
Officers searched the vehicle and found a partially consumed bottle of prescription syrup and an envelope containing $3,360 with “Westly” written on it, the report said. Police also found empty prescription bottles and a plastic bag with what appeared to be marijuana wax, the report said.
All four were taken into custody and arraigned in Meriden Superior Court on Friday. Jarrett, Berrios and Marsh were all released on a promise to appear in court. The judge set bond at $1,000 for Valentin.