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.