Beatrice Police Arrest Two, Investigating Fake Prescription

BEATRICE –  Beatrice Police report two people have been arrested, after officers conducted a controlled delivery of a drug.  It was part of an investigation into a fake prescription phoned in to the local Shopko Hometown Store’s pharmacy.

Police say the pharmacy reported a questionable prescription and correctly verified through the doctor allegedly making the prescription, that it was bogus.

Police say a woman came to the pharmacy and picked up the prescription.  The woman, identified as 20-year-old Cassandra Lovgren, of Beatrice, was taken into custody on suspicion of misrepresentation to obtain a controlled substance.  That is a class-four felony.  Her appearance bond is set at $5,000.

Police then set up a controlled delivery to the suspect who was originally going to obtain the drug.  Authorities made use of a confidential informant and an undercover officer.  The drug involved was liquid codeine.

27-year-old Paul Harris-Evans was taken into custody in the parking lot of the Wal-Mart Store, in north Beatrice.   He is suspected of misrepresentation to obtain a controlled substance, delivery of a hazardous drug and driving on a suspended license.   The drug allegations are class two and class four felonies.  The D-U-S is a misdemeanor.  His bond is set at $7,500.  Both suspects face further hearing in Gage County Court, February 20th.

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