Two people were arrested Monday after allegedly using a fake prescription at a Beatrice pharmacy.

At around 3 p.m. Monday, Beatrice police received information that a fake prescription for liquid Codeine was called into Shopko in Beatrice.

Court documents state workers contacted the doctor's office and were advised it was a fake.

Police responded to the scene and contacted 20-year-old Cassandra Lovgren, of Beatrice, who was allegedly leaving the store with the bottle of liquid Codeine.

Documents state police were shown a message from a man identified as 27-year-old Paul Harris-Evans, of Lincoln, who was on his way to get the bottle from her.

The two arranged to meet at Walmart, where he was to be supplied with the bottle.

A transfer occurred under police surveillance, and he was then taken into custody for misrepresentation to obtain a controlled substance, delivery of a hazardous schedule two drugs and driving under suspension.

He allegedly told police a friend of his calls in the fake prescriptions and Harris-Evans picks them up and mails them to the friend for $500 per bottle.

Lovgren was arrested for misrepresentation to obtain a controlled substance.

Lovgren’s bond was set at $5,000 with a 10 percent deposit, while Harris-Evans’ bond was set at $7,500 with a 10 percent deposit.

  

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