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Rx Pill Ring Bust
CENTERVILLE -- Police bust a prescription drug ring, getting bottles of dangerous pills off the street. Police say the investigation started in Dayton, when a guy was caught red-handed at a pharmacy trying to buy pain killers. The woman who called in the prescription was an employee at a Centerville pain clinic.
We first told you about this pain pill bust at the beginning of August when Jessie Schrote was arrested for trying to fill a bogus prescription at a Dayton Rite Aid. Police tracked the Rx trail back to the Ohio Institute of Comprehensive Pain Management in Centerville where Monica Geraghty used to work. Authorities say she was given the ax this month, after the clinic learned she was charged with three counts of deception to obtain dangerous drugs. We went to her house to ask about the charges but she wasn't home.
"You see on the news all the time, everyone knows prescription drugs are rampant in this area. So any time you can take it out of the hands of someone who's self medicating or abusing it's a win," said Centerville Police Officer John Davis.
Police say Monica called in fake pain pill prescriptions to different pharmacies. She then got her brother, Brent Loesch, and his two friends, Antron Johnson and Jessie Schrote, to pick the pills up. The third time was not the charm with this crew. The cops got wind of the scheme. Now all four are facing felony charges.
"The pharmacists are watching for it, the doctor's offices are watching for it, the police and DEA are watching for it. It's a very difficult crime to occur at this point because there are so many different agencies and people involved," Davis said.
All four suspects are waiting to go before a grand jury.
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