Jefferson County Man Allegedly Tried to Fraudulently Obtain Prescription for "Jonesing" Girlfriend
Two Jefferson County residents were arrested Thursday after allegedly attempting to fraudulently purchase prescription narcotics.
Steubenville police received a call from a Kroger employee stating that a man called the pharmacy to order a prescription by using the DEA number from a doctor's office. That same man called the Kroger in Wintersville requesting the same prescription.
The two pharmacy worked in conjunction to determine that the number was coming from a Thomas Bradley. The investigation led officers to arrest Bradley and his girlfriend, Victoria Jackson, in the Speedway parking lot on Sunset Boulevard in Steubenville. While searching Bradley, police reportedly found an empty Alprazolam (Xanax) pill bottle in his pocket. Bradley reportedly told police the reason he was trying to get more pills because "his girlfriend had just gotten the prescription filled on April 19 and already used them and she was 'jonesing' for more."
Bradley is charged with deception to obtain a dangerous drug and appeared in court on Friday morning. Jackson was charged with complicity.