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Madison PD: Bronx Man Tried Filling Bogus Prescriptions, Had Weapon, Gave Officers Fake Name

Walgreens on Main Street in Madison.
Walgreens on Main Street in Madison. Photo Credit: Google Maps (Street View)

A 19-year-old New York man gave police a fake name and had a weapon on him while being taken into custody after attempting to pick up bogus prescriptions he had filled at a Morris County pharmacy, said authorities who charged him.

Police received a tip that a man tried getting bogus prescriptions for several medications filled last Dec. 12, at the Walgreen's Pharmacy on Main Street, Madison Police Chief Chief Darren P. Dachisen, Sr. said.

An investigation identified Mohamed Magassouba, of the Bronx, as a suspect, the chief said.

When police took Magassouba into custody 10 days later while trying to pick up the medications, he gave police a fake name and was found in possession of a weapon.

He was charged with obtaining controlled dangerous substances by fraud, unlawful weapon possession, hindering apprehension and obstructing the administration of law.

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