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Posted on: April 25, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Police Looking for Information Following Arrests for Tampering with Drug Records

On April 22, police received information from several local pharmacies that a group of suspects conspired to forge prescriptions. Police contacted the pharmacies and found information for an involved vehicle and descriptions of the suspects. Police were able to gain information for the vehicle from the San Bernardino Police Department, and located the vehicle at the Downtown Inn on W. 7th Ave. Police contacted the suspects, who were staying at the location and arrested them on the following charges. They were transported to the Lane County Jail.

Edwin Howell Bell, age 32, California - Tampering with Drug Records, Identity Theft, Unlawful Possession of Oxycodone, Unlawful Delivery of Oxycodone, Conspiracy to Commit Tampering with Drug Records (Forgery), Conspiracy to Commit ID Theft, Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Delivery of Oxycodone, Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Possession of Oxycodone.

Cavin Dion Newman, age 25, California - Tampering with Drug Records, Identity Theft, Unlawful Possession of Oxycodone, Unlawful Delivery of Oxycodone, Conspiracy to Commit Tampering with Drug Records (Forgery), Conspiracy to Commit ID Theft, Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Delivery of Oxycodone, Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Possession of Oxycodone.

Porsha Latrice Williams, age 28, California - Conspiracy to Commit Tampering with Drug Records, Conspiracy To Commit Identity Theft, Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Delivery of Oxycodone and Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Possession of Oxycodone.

Andrea Starshe Smith, age 29, California - Conspiracy to Commit Tampering with Drug Records, Conspiracy To Commit Identity Theft, Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Delivery of Oxycodone and Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Possession of Oxycodone.

Police found that Bell and Newman tampered with drug records when he intentionally and knowingly altered prescriptions from doctor’s offices in North Hollywood and Orange California. Police found Bell in possession of Oxycodone at the time of arrest, and received information that they planned to deliver it to an unknown location, with the help of Smith and Williams. After further investigation, police found that Smith and Williams forged the information on the prescriptions.

Police have information that the following pharmacies were involved:
Safeway, 1500 Coburg Rd.
Albertson’s, 4740 Royal Avenue
Bi-Mart, 4780 Royal Avenue
Fred Meyer, 60 Division Avenue
Rite Aid, 1970 Echo Hollow Road
Walmart, 1040 Green Acres

If anyone has further information about this incident, or if there are other pharmacies in the area that were the subject of this crime, please contact EPD at 541.682.5111.

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