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    Release Number: 18-285

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 29, 2018
    • Contact Person:
    • Public Information Office : piocommandcenter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8060

    Suspect Tried To Get Drugs With A Fake Prescription

    The pharmacy confirmed with the doctor that it was not his signature.
    • Tuesday
    • March 27, 2018
    • Time: 4:30 PM
    • Publix
    • 12024 Anderson Road
    • Tampa, Florida


    Black male, mid 30's, 6'2”, 200 lbs. Last seen wearing a blue baseball hat with “TB” on the front, blue button up shirt and black pants.


    On March 27, 2018, at approximately 4:30 pm, the suspect entered the Publix located at 12024 Anderson Road and dropped off a fraudulent prescription (script). The script was from Florida Hospital of Lake Mary, and the signature was from a doctor who no longer works there. The doctor confirmed the script was fake. At 5:45 pm, the suspect returned to pick up the prescription. The suspect left the Publix without the prescription and without incident.

    Anyone with any information in reference to this incident is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 813-247-8200. You may also send an anonymous tip from a smart phone using HCSOSheriff app available on both android and apple products. To be eligible for a cash reward, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using their P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.


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