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February 11, 2014

Man facing multiple felonies for forged prescriptions

GREENSBURG – An investigation by the Greensburg Police Department (GPD) Criminal Investigation Division regarding counterfeit prescriptions has culminated with an arrest warrant for Patrick K. Hayden, 37, of Greensburg.

According to a GPD press release, the investigation began with an anonymous tip involving allegations of forged prescriptions passed to pharmacies in Greensburg; Shelbyville (Shelby County); Batesville, (Franklin County); Warren (Allen County); and Muncie (Delaware County).

Detectives in the case verified that Hayden obtained a significant quantity of Adderall by visiting pharmacies in numerous counties and passing counterfeit prescriptions supposedly issued by doctors. GPD Detective Robert Zapfe spoke with physicians, one of whom reported that Hayden was never seen at that practice, confirming the prescriptions passed to pharmacies were indeed counterfeit.

With the assistance of the GPD Tactical Arrest and Containment Team, a search warrant was executed Feb. 7, on Hayden’s residence at 719 S. Michigan, Greensburg. Inside, police allegedly found computer and other evidence relating to the production of counterfeit prescriptions matching those passed at pharmacies in the aforementioned counties.

During a police interview, Hayden allegedly stated he used his personal computer to generate counterfeit prescriptions and allegedly confessed to having recently passed a forged prescription to a pharmacy in Rushville. Police further allege that Hayden also admitted to dealing hydrocodone pills on numerous occasions.

According to the press release, detectives are preparing cases for prosecutors in Shelby, Rush and Franklin Counties, with numerous felony charges to be requested.

In the same press release, the GPD also expressed gratitude to pharmacies that cooperated with the investigation, thus preventing further proliferation of illicit drug use in the community. The department offered additional thanks to the Community Action Coalition for a recent grant allowing members of the Tactical Arrest and Containment Team to deploy high definition/low light, wearable cameras in executing the search warrant.

–Daily News

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