RUTLAND, Vt. – Vermont State Police Drug Diversion Unit have arrested 33-year-old Kelly Conn of Troy, N.Y. for writing fraudulent prescription for herself in order to illegally obtain controlled substances.
Police say Conn, a licensed pharmacist employed by Price Chopper, wrote and filled the fraudulent prescriptions in both Vermont and New York on March 11, 2013. One of those prescriptions was for Lorazepam, a controlled and regulated drug in the state of Vermont. Upon arrest, Conn was also found to be in illegal possession of nearly 490 10mg Oxycontin tablets.
The Rutland City Police Department referred the case to the Diversion Unit, which was also assisted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, New York State Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement and the Price Chopper Loss Prevention Department.
Conn was booked and cited for two violations, Prescription Fraud and Illegal Possession of a Regulated Drug, at the Rutland State Police Barracks on April 16. She is scheduled to appear in Rutland Criminal Court on June 17, 2013.