Southington police: New Britain man picked up forged codeine prescription at Queen Street grocery store

Southington police: New Britain man picked up forged codeine prescription at Queen Street grocery store



SOUTHINGTON — A New Britain man has been charged after police said he picked up a forged or altered codeine prescription at a local grocery store pharmacy.

Jeffrey Kissi, 21, 84 Stonegate Road, was charged Wednesday with second-degree forgery, illegally obtaining of drugs and conspiracy.

He was held on $5,000 bond and was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday.

On Oct. 12, Kissi and another man entered Price Chopper, 410 Queen St., went to the pharmacy inside the store, presented identification, and picked up a forged or altered prescription for promethazine-codeine syrup that was sent to the store on Oct. 10, Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz said.

Authorities said promethazine-codeine syrup is a schedule II controlled substance.


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