The Bucks County District Attorney’s Office has charged four people from the D.C.- Maryland area with buying prescription drugs using the stolen identities of two doctors.
The suspects, who are all in their mid-20s, are allegedly part of a drug ring. Now Mariyah Arrington, 25, Tyrek Arrington, 23, Marissa Wright, 25, and Nijee Britton, 25 are facing a litany of charges.
Authorities say they created computer-generated prescriptions. Then, the group filled them at pharmacies throughout Bucks, Chester, and Montgomery Counties.
They managed to dupe pharmacies into filling 13 of these prescriptions. This netted them 300 Percocet tablets and 2,400 millilitres of Promethazine with Codeine, according to investigators.
The Bucks County Detectives Drug Strike Force, Bristol Township Police, and other local law enforcement collaborated in the investigation. The Bucks DA’s Office is handling the prosecution for this case.
“Felony drug crimes take many forms,” said District Attorney Matt Weintraub. “Here, multi jurisdictional law enforcement collaboration took down a ring of drug dealers acquiring prescription drugs by fraud. It was a great team effort, required to stop this organization in its tracks.”
Investigators first arrested Mariyah and Tyrek Arrington, along with Britton, in Sept. 2019. The Bristol Township Police conducted a traffic stop on their vehicle the same day as a incident of prescription fraud at a local pharmacy.
While officers found marijuana and drug paraphernalia, other items were of greater interest. They reported finding an empty prescription drug bottle and three fake prescriptions from a doctor.