A New Jersey man and a Bronx woman face charges in Beacon, NJ for allegedly trying to pass a forged and stolen prescription for painkillers at a Main Street pharmacy Thursday, authorities said.
City of Beacon police charged Julio H. DeJesus, 26, of Fort Lee, NJ, with fourth-degree conspiracy, a felony, second-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and fourth-degree criminal solicitation, misdemeanors, and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation.
Police charged Amanda M. Morera, 18, of Bronx, NY with two counts of felony second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.
Officers responded to Vogel’s Pharmacy Thursday at 2:54 p.m. for a report of a person who was trying to pass a forged and stolen prescription for oxycodone, police said.
The pharmacy reported that a woman was still in the store and that a man accomplice was waiting in the area in a maroon sedan. Police found the woman inside the store and the man in the car, nearby on Main Street and took both into custody.
They were arraigned in city court and sent to Dutchess County Jail. Bail was set at $5,000 or $10,000 bond for DeJesus and $1,500 or $2,500 bond for Morera.
They are due in court December 14, 2011.