Houston man accused of obtaining CDS by fraud

Vernon C. Fields (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Vernon C. Fields (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - A Houston man is accused of attempting to get prescriptions by fraud, according to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said on Wednesday, Sheriff's Office vice detectives arrested 39-year-old Vernon C. Fields after an investigation reportedly revealed he obtained controlled prescription medication by using false and forged prescription blanks.

"Approximately one week ago, vice detectives received a call from a local pharmacy regarding a man, later identified as Fields, dropping off a prescription for a controlled prescription drug.  When the doctor, whose name was on the prescription, was contacted, it was revealed he did not authorize the prescription," authorities said in the release.

Authorities said on Wednesday, detectives responded to another local pharmacy regarding a man, also later identified as Fields, allegedly attempting to obtain medication with a forged prescription.

Fields was arrested at the pharmacy and during a search of his vehicle, authorities said detectives recovered numerous photocopied blank prescriptions.

Fields was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with six counts of obtaining CDS by fraud; four counts of prohibited acts all schedules; and eight counts of possession of prescription blanks.

Judge Kent Savoie set bond in the case at $41,000.

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