Two charged with prescription fraud

Published 11:09 am Tuesday, December 6, 2011

FRANKLIN—Franklin police have arrested two more suspects believed to be connected to an alleged out-of-state prescription drug ring.

Anthony D. Castle, 44, and Gary D. Hurd, 38, both of Kentucky, were arrested at 12:15 p.m. Saturday, police said.

Castle allegedly tried to get the painkillers Oxycodone and ibuprofen at Walgreens with fraudulent prescriptions from Florida. Hurd was allegedly involved with Castle, police said.

With the help of local pharmacists, police in November arrested five suspects for repeatedly attempting to get painkillers from Walmart, Walgreens and Rite-Aid with fraudulent prescriptions from Florida.

Charged were Anthony W. Polley, 40, of Winchester, Ky.; and Victor George Price, 54; John Phillip Grizzaffi, 52; Lawaun Demont Divens, 35; and Andra Jean Bowman, 51; all of Columbus, Ohio.

All were charged with prescription forgery, prescription fraud and attempting to obtain the administration of a drug or controlled substance by the forgery or alteration of a prescription or written order.