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Man arrested for forged prescription

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A Livingston County man who posted photographs of stolen blank prescription forms on social media was arrested Friday when he attempted to pick up painkillers ordered on one of the forms.

Jonathon McGuire, 30, of Ledbetter, was arrested at 8:34 p.m. on a charge of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, false statement or forgery.

Detective John Tolliver, the Paducah Police Department's prescription drug investigator, received information Friday that McGuire had posted photographs on a social media site of more than half a dozen blank prescription forms lying in someone's lap.

Tolliver utilized a pharmacy alert system he developed about a year ago and sent a fax to Paducah pharmacies, notifying them that the forms had been stolen from a Hopkinsville physician.

Within an hour, Tolliver was notified that one of the stolen prescription forms had been dropped off at a local pharmacy. It was written for Lortab painkillers and made out to McGuire's girlfriend. Tolliver set up surveillance near the pharmacy and, a short time later, was notified that McGuire was in the drive-through lane to pick up the prescription.

McGuire's vehicle was stopped by Officer Derik Perry, and McGuire was arrested. He was taken to the McCracken County Regional Jail.

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