Forged Hydrocodone Prescriptions A Problem

They walk into pharmacies and hand over a forged prescription. Local pharmacists say young adults often come into their stores trying to get a certain type of muscle relaxer.

Pharmacists in our area say the culprits are generally people in their 20s and 30s looking to buy, both to use, and to sell to keep up their habits. We are told each time they walk into the pharmacy, they have a different story, but are always after the same thing:hydrocodone.

The Texas Department of Public Safety requires pharmacists to report those who use different names on different occasions. Since many customers are regulars, pharmacists say they usually can pick out those who are just looking for a high.