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Man, teen girl arrested on charges of forgery

Prescott police arrested a man and a teenage girl Tuesday on charges of forgery and attempting to obtain a narcotic drug through fraudulent means after the girl presented an altered prescription for Percocet to a Fry's pharmacy employee.

At 6:08 p.m. Tuesday, an officer answered a call about suspicious prescription and spoke to the pharmacy manager at the Fry's Food Store on Fair Street.

"The pharmacy manager told the officer she thought the prescription was suspicious because the amount of Percocet was not reasonable for dental surgery, and the amount seemed to be traced over several times," said Lt. Andy Reinhardt, spokesman for the Prescott Police Department.

The pharmacy manager told the officer that the doctor told her he had only written the prescription for 16 Percocet, not 160, and asked for the prescription to be canceled.

When the teenage girl came back to pick up the prescription, the officer asked her where she got it from, and she told him her boyfriend, who was in his truck outside the store, gave it to her, according to the police report.

The officer asked the man, identified as Ryan Keith Cox, 19, of Prescott, if the girl had any involvement in the forged prescription, and Cox initially said she did not, Reinhardt said.

Cox told the officer he added an extra zero to the prescription, but later, as another officer put Cox inside a patrol car, he said the girl added the extra zero to the prescription.

When the officer talked with the girl about what Cox said, the girl told the officer that she "knew about it," then said she didn't want to speak about it any longer.

An officer booked the girl into juvenile detention, while Cox was booked into the Yavapai County Jail in Camp Verde.

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