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Cops: Lindenhurst man tried to get pain pills with fake prescription

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A Lindenhurst man has been arrested for allegedly trying to use a forged Oxycodone prescription at a Hempstead pharmacy to procure pain pills, Nassau County police said April 9.

Jose Jovanne Delacruz, 21, was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument. He was arraigned Wednesday at Nassau First District Court in Hempstead.

Police say Delacruz was arrested Tuesday after investigators learned he tried to use a forged prescription for Oxycodone at Hempstead Drugs at 397 Fulton Ave. in Hempstead on Dec. 26, 2013. The pharmacist allegedly “identified the prescription to be a fake and notified police,” a news release said.

Detectives said it was Delacruz’s second time trying to pull off the same scheme at the same pharmacy. On Nov. 15, 2013, he passed a forged prescription for Oxycodone at the store, cops said. It was unclear if he was given any pills during that incident.

Online records show Delacruz was released from the Nassau County Jail on Wednesday after posting a $2,500 bond. He will be back in court on Friday.