Two Robbins-area men were arrested Thursday in Oneida after allegedly forging a prescription in an effort to obtain drugs.
Robert L. Pemberton, 26, of Elgin, and Troy L. Thomas, 22, of Robbins, were arrested by Oneida Police Department officer Dustin Burke after allegedly attempting to purchase drugs at an Oneida pharmacy.
According to an arrest warrant filed by OPD, the men produced a prescription for Oxycodone that read “#80 (thirty).” The numeral “3” had allegedly been changed to “8” with a pen.
When confronted by authorities, Thomas allegedly claimed that the doctor had "made a mistake," according to the warrant. However, a check with the physician's office confirmed that the prescription had indeed been written as a 30-count order.
Both men were taken into custody and transported to Oneida Police Department for booking procedures before being transferred to the Scott County Justice Center.