Two people were arrested Wednesday after they allegedly tried to pick up prescriptions from a pharmacy that had been called in fraudulently.
William West, 35, and Iniobong Inyard-West, 34, were taken into custody at Brookshire’s at 2800 S. Hazel St., police vice and narcotics Detective Marcus Battles said in a probable cause affidavit.
Deputy Prosecutor Maxie Kizer said a pharmacist at the store alerted Arkansas State Trooper Marlon Briggs, who was working off-duty providing security, and Briggs contacted police.
Battles said in the affidavit that the couple were arrested when they appeared at the pharmacy and asked for the prescriptions, one of which was for Hydrocodone.
Kizer said when police interviewed the two, they said they had “done this before.” Battles reported in the affidavit that they refused to say who called in the prescriptions for them.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $5,000 bond for the two after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge them with attempting to obtain prescriptions by fraud.
Both said they would hire their own attorneys.