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Prescription Fraud Bust Leads to Arrest of Stanhope Man

Police say the man also had outstanding warrants from three municipalities.

A Stanhope man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after allegedly trying to fill a fraudulent prescription at the Parsippany Kmart at 808 Route 46, Parsippany Police said.

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. 

richard coniglio January 18, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Congrats to the Pharmacist and K-Mart staff for busting another addict. We need leaders to step up in the fight against these criminals. Good Job!
Charles Jones January 18, 2013 at 02:34 PM
Why get prescriptions from K-Mart. By the time they check you out at the register your prescription will have expired. SSSooooooo slow..
Charles Jones January 18, 2013 at 02:34 PM
Why get prescriptions from K-Mart. By the time they check you out at the register your prescription will have expired. SSSooooooo slow..
Chris January 18, 2013 at 05:04 PM
Prescription drugs are the new herion/crack/cociane. Thanks to big Pharma, there are thousands of new addicts to pain meds every day.
CHRISTINE January 19, 2013 at 12:30 AM
WITH ONE ANOTHER IN PARSIPPANY , TOGETHER WE ARE AWESOME !!!.. BELIEVE AND BE VIGIL !!!
leela asokan January 19, 2013 at 06:55 AM
Addicts are not all criminals. addiction is a disease. It has been clinically proven, It is hereditary and most people have it. Whether it's physical or psychological, most likely somebody close to you or you are an addict of some sort. Drug addiction, ESPECIALLY, opiate addiction, is physical. Some people are too emabarrsed to get help. Thank God it was not an armed robbery but this man is guilty of a fake prescription. Whoa...there are real criminals out there. this man just needs medical help. I pray for him.
leela asokan January 19, 2013 at 06:56 AM
thanks to drunk drivers who get in car wrecks and seriously injure people who need opiates for pain and unfortunately get hooked. or thanks to all docs...and dentists!
leela asokan January 19, 2013 at 06:57 AM
poor man, i hope he goes to rehab and not jail....
R.T.Camm January 29, 2013 at 09:42 PM
the press needs to focus on real news... such as the man who car jacked a 71 year old womans car locked her in the trunk for 3 days and took all her credit cards debit cards and used all the money for drugs BUT the issue here is, he LEFT the woman in the car for 2 days!!! WTF?!?! and richard -dick- is congratulating the pharmacist for stopping a man from filling an Rx??? wow... and the man who left the woman in the trunk got caught bc the woman kicked her back seat out of her car and got to a phone and called the police! now this is NEWS not a sick man who tries to fill an Rx even knowing it to be false...I am a Pharmacist and when I no and see a bad-false Rx, I calmly tell the sick person, I cant fill this and I wont call the police but, get yourself help before issues become worse its worked for me 3 times and all 3 times I have had the people return and Thank Me for doing what I did... Thats all it takes, giving a little honest advise... R.T. Camm NJ
R.T.Camm January 29, 2013 at 09:48 PM
Leela has the right thinking... I no his dad is a Dr and a GOOD one at that. You CANNOT blame the Dr.s for helping people with pain. Its hard to understand an addict when one is not an addict but its NOT hard to understand any person who acts in any type of VIOLENT crime such as the little splat of info I wrote about... Addicts need help unless, they obtain there drug in a violent manner... Rehab is the way to go... Good Luck and Leela, I dont no you but I agree with your thinking, be well... R.T.Camm NJ
richard coniglio January 30, 2013 at 04:42 AM
Hey RT, Why don't you tell where you work.I'm sure your employer would be very proud of your "courtesy" to addicts presenting stolen or forged Rxs in your place of employment. Pharmacists are not cops but we are in the health care profession. This epidemic of drug abuse hasn't been controlled ;now we just apoligize to them. For WHAT? Man ,you would never last long in my pharmacy with that cavalier attitude.I stand by my comment that K-Mart should be proud of that employee.
Mike January 30, 2013 at 10:45 AM
RT...that kidnapped lady was only in the car for about two hours...

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