Prescription Fraud Bust Leads to Arrest of Stanhope Man
Police say the man also had outstanding warrants from three municipalities.
Anthony R. Lamicella, 47, was taken into custody and charged with attempting to obtain Oxycodone by forgery, specifically by presenting a fraudulent prescription, according to a police statement.
At about 4 p.m., according to department spokesperson Sgt. Yvonne Christiano, Officers Paul Levi and Ross Cooper responded to the drug store after getting a report of the incident. At the scene, the officers encountered Lamicella who was arrested and charged.
The man was also discovered to have numerous outstanding warrants, Christiano said: one for $500 out of Morristown for tampering with public records, a $156 traffic warrant out of Netcong Boro and a third warrant from the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office for Child Neglect.
Lamicella was transported to headquarters for processing and turned over to the custody of the Sussex County Sheriff’s Office, Christiano said.