People in New Jersey, Michigan and Massachusetts Arrested for Vicodin Crimes

NJ Women Forges Doctor’s Signature to Get Vicodin

Hazlet Police say thirty-three-year-old Rachel Kerns was trying to use a stolen prescription for Vicodin and forging a signature at a local pharmacy. Kerns, who lives at Sam’s Mobile Park, attempted to use a blank prescription that she stole from her employer, a doctor. Kerns put her husband’s name down for the prescription and then forged the doctor’s signature. When she tried to have the prescription filled at the Drug$mart Pharmacy the pharmacist knew it was fake – the pharmacist and the doctor are cousins. The pharmacist called police who then went to Kerns’ trailer and arrested her. Kearns was charged with forgery, criminal attempt to possess a controlled dangerous substance and receiving stolen property.

Woman Arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Vicodin

A 39-year-old Fenton Township woman admitted to taking Vicodin before getting behind the wheel of her car. Police noticed a vehicle weaving between lanes and pulled the driver over believing she was intoxicated. The Michigan woman slurred her speech and confessed to taking Vicodin less than one hour earlier. She was taken into custody and transported to a medical clinic for a consent blood draw. Police found three Vicodin pill bottles, totaling 222 pills, in her car. All of the pills had been prescribed to other people.

MA Man Arrested for Possession and Intent to Sell Vicodin

Thirty-five-year-old Victor Guerra, of Brockton, MA, was arrested and charged him with intending to distribute cocaine, Vicodin and Percocet. Guerra was also charged with cocaine trafficking, possession of Vicodin and Percocet with intent to distribute, driving with a suspended license, failure to stop at a red light and a headlights violation. Police found 22 grams of cocaine in Guerra’s car when they pulled him over for a routine traffic stop after Guerra failed to stop at a red light. After searching the car and finding the cocaine, police searched Guerra and found Vicodin and Percocet. A digital scale, numerous empty plastic bags and $405 in cash were also found in the car.

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The Pain of Addiction

Vicodin addiction often starts innocently enough. Most people start taking Vicodin or other pain medications after surgery or an injury. But then they can’t stop. They need more to get the same pain relief. They start doctor shopping to get more pills. And the cycle continues until it takes over their lives.