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Palm Beach police: Man tries to fill fake prescription, leaves child in Porsche outside
July 27, 2018, Palm Beach, FL
A North Miami man was arrested in Palm Beach after police said he forged a doctor’s prescription and left a 6-year-old child alone in a Porsche near bottles of codeine.
At about 6 p.m. Monday, police said they received a call from Fedco Drugs pharmacy on Sunrise Ave. about a man trying to fill a fraudulent prescription. Officers arrived at the pharmacy and found Kevin Augustin, 28, trying to fill a prescription for Promethazine-Codeine under a fake name, according to a sworn affidavit.
Police said Augustin had driven to the island in a Porsche, which was parked in front of the pharmacy. According to the affidavit, officers found a child sitting in the back seat and two prescription bottles of Promethazine-Codeine in the car, one in the front passenger seat and one in the front passenger door pocket. Police also said there was a cup filled with a “pink substance similar in smell and appearance” to Promethazine-Codeine within “arms reach” of the child.
Police said Augustin’s prescription bottles appeared to be prescribed by doctors in Delray Beach and Hollywood, but at least one of those doctors said Augustin was not his patient.
Augustin told police he was trying to fill a prescription for a friend and said he did not know it was for codeine, according to the affidavit. He also said the Porsche was a rental and that another person may have been driving it recently, police said.
Police said Augustin was carrying a shopping bag containing a fake Florida driver’s license with Augustin’s picture and a different name.
Augustin was arrested on felony charges of one count of child neglect, one count of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, two counts of possession of a schedule-five drug, one count of possession of fraudulent identification and one count of fraudulent use of personal identification information. Augustin was also arrested on a misdemeanor charge of one count of unlawful possession of prescription drugs.
He was released Tuesday on $27,000 bond.
Source: The Palm Beach Daily News