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Cops: Man Charged with Forging Rx for Oxycodone

Benjamin Shiggs, 61, of Bridgeport, was arrested last week.

[Editor's note: Arrest information is supplied by the Fairfield Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.]

A Bridgeport man was charged with second-degree forgery Thursday after he allegedly attempted to procure 180 oxycodone pills from CVS Pharmacy on the Post Road, police said.

Benjamin Shiggs, 61, reportedly gave a CVS pharmacist a forged prescription for 180 oxycodone pills from an oncology practice in Bridgeport. The pharmacist told police he recognized Shiggs as someone who has allegedly attempted to use forged prescriptions before, department spokesperson Sgt. Sue Lussier said.

The pharmacist called police and Shiggs was taken into custody, charged, and was released on a promise to appear in court on Nov. 13.

According to police, the state Drug Enforcement Administration was notified.

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