A Johns Island man was arrested early this morning after a pharmacist reported he was trying to fill a fake prescription and deputies said they found blue lights in his car.
James Joseph Wilson, 36, of Johan Boulevard on Johns Island was charged with conspiracy to violate narcotic laws; three violations of the state’s prohibited acts law, which includes trying to get narcotics by fraud or forgery; and possession of a blue light.
Charleston County sheriff’s deputies were called to the Walgreens at 907 Folly Road about 1:30 a.m. after a pharmacist said a man was trying to get Methadone with a fake prescription.
A deputy spotted Wilson’s car in the drive-through lane, according to the incident report. Wilson took off and headed west on Camp Road, with the officer in pursuit. The deputy pulled him over on Riverland Drive.
The pharmacist told deputies Wilson dropped off a prescription that looked fake earlier that day, and a check with the doctor confirmed it, according to the report. The pharmacist also said Wilson had obtained three other Methadone prescriptions at other pharmacies.
After Wilson was cuffed, an officer found a set of blue LED lights against the windshield, along with a control module to operate them, according to the report.
Wilson is being held in the Charleston County jail.
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