Prescription Fraud

Specifically, a person commits an offense if they:

  1. Forge a prescription or increase the prescribed quantity of a dangerous drug in a prescription;
  2. Issue a prescription bearing a forged or fictitious signature;
  3. Obtain or attempt to obtain a dangerous drug by using a forged, fictitious, or altered prescription;
  4. Obtain or attempt to obtain a dangerous drug by means of a fraudulent telephone call; or
  5. Possess a dangerous drug obtained by a forged, fictitious, or altered prescription or by means of a fraudulent telephone call.

In most cases, the penalty ranges from a Class B misdemeanor to a Class A misdemeanor.​​

Contact

Dallas Police Department
Narcotics Division
Tel 214-671-3120​
Narcotics Division Commander
Deputy Chief Vernon Hale​