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Police: Man attempted to get 60 more pills than prescribed

MELBOURNE, AR (KAIT) – An altered prescription led to a Melbourne man's arrest September 18. 

Police told Region 8 News that Joshua Vants Harris, 21, was arrested and charged with obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and possession of hydrocodone with the purpose to deliver after a pharmacy employ noticed something was up with his prescription. 

According to Sheriff Tate Lawrence, Harris handed a prescription for 80 hydrocodone pills and a steroid to the employee, who then called Harris' doctor for confirmation. Tate said the prescription was only intended for 20 pills. 

Police said the pharmacy filled the prescription as presented and gave it to Harris. 

When Harris left the store, Izard County Deputy Mark Simino seized the pills and took Harris to the Izard County Detention Facility. 

Police said Harris admitted during questioning that he knew the prescription had been altered.

Harris remains in the Izard County Detention Facility in lieu of a $5,000 bond.

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