A Dauphin County couple has been charged for their roles in a fraudulent prescription conspiracy.
State police in Lykens said 21-year-old Christina L. Wiatrowski of Wiconisco forged prescriptions for approximately six months while she was employed as a technician in the pharmacy of the Elizabethville Walmart store.
Wiatrowski and her husband, 29-year-old Joseph R. Wiatrowski Jr., had been abusing the prescription pills and Joseph Wiatrowski had been selling the drugs on the street, police said.
The couple additionally had prescriptions created under the names of people they knew to have insurance so that they could get the drugs cheaper, police said.
Police also arrested 29-year-old Robert F. Snyder III of Gratz for asking Mr. Wiatrowski to get him a prescription for narcotics through his wife. Snyder and Mr. Wiatrowski then split the pills, police said.
The defendants turned themselves in to a district judge to be arraigned on drug and forgery charges on Sept. 3. They were released on $5,000 unsecured bail.