Prescription mix up that wasn't returned leads to arrest

2012-02-27T10:30:00Z 2012-02-29T23:30:25Z Prescription mix up that wasn't returned leads to arrestBy the Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com
February 27, 2012 10:30 am  • 

A woman who was given the wrong prescription and said she had flushed the pills down the toilet when asked for them has been arrested, according to Lincoln police.

Diane Louise Meyer, 47, was arrested Friday night on suspicion of theft by deception and two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

Meyer was picking up her prescription at HyVee, 5020 N. 27th St., when she was given the medication of a woman with a similar name, Lincoln Police Officer Katie Flood said.

The wrong medication was 60 pills of Oxycontin and 240 pills of Oxycodone, powerful narcotic pain medications valued at $728.

When the pharmacy called to fix the mix-up, Meyer said she had flushed the pills, but police went to her home and found the pills concealed in a wall behind a dresser and TV.

 

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