A Rumson woman has been indicted on prescription drug forgery charges in connection with a May incident and arrest, according to the indictment signed by Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni.
Michelle Mitchell, 43, of 95 Waterman Ave., Rumson, “on or about” May 6, allegedly knowingly submitted a forged prescription blank to personnel at Walgreens Pharmacy, West Long Branch, for the purpose of obtaining oxycodone, a controlled dangerous substance, according to the indictment.
Mitchell was charged with one count of uttering a forged instrument, or writing, “a prescription blank, which she knew to be forged,” to illegally obtain the oxycodone, a third degree crime, the indictment said.
She is also charged with a second count of attempting to obtain a controlled dangerous substance “by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge,” also a third degree crime, according to the indictment.
An indictment is not a conviction. It implies solely that a grand jury found sufficient evidence in a case to move forward to prosecution.