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Lincoln Co. couple arrested for forged prescriptions, deputies say

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Amber Henson and Kristopher Henson (Lincoln County Sheriff's Offce) Amber Henson and Kristopher Henson (Lincoln County Sheriff's Offce)
LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) -

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Narcotics investigators charged a Lincoln County couple with trying to pass a forged medicine prescription at a local pharmacy.

Investigators were notified Wednesday night around 7:30 p.m. when the couple tried to pass the forged prescriptions at The Drug Store at 2667 East Main Street in Lincolnton, according to the news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. 

The couple presented the pharmacy with prescriptions for Alprazolam and Oxycodone. 

Since they were not customers of the pharmacy they were required to fill out paperwork and wait until it was approved.  The pharmacy then contacted law enforcement. 

Narcotics investigators arrived on the scene and took the couple into custody in the parking lot.

Amber Elizabeth Henson, 30, and Kristopher Benjamin Henson, 33, both of 3243 Falcon Ridge Road, Maiden, NC were charged in the case. 

• Amber Henson is charged with two felony counts each of Attempting to Obtain Prescriptions by Forgery and Uttering a Forged Instrument. She was charged with one felony count each of Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule II and Conspiracy. Henson was also charged with one misdemeanor count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. She is in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $40,000 secured bond.

• Kristopher Benjamin Henson is charged with two felony counts of Attempting to Obtain Prescriptions by Forgery and one felony count each of Conspiracy and Probation Violation. He was also served several outstanding misdemeanor warrants. He was placed in jail under a $35,500 secured bond.

Investigators say they believe the couple is part of a larger ring involved in passing forged prescriptions in the Lincoln and Catawba County area. 

They have been using the same blank scripts taken from a doctor's office.  Officers have contacted most local pharmacies about the fake prescriptions and what they look like.

Sheriff David Carpenter said, "We are thankful for the strong working relationship our narcotics investigators have formed with all our local pharmacies. 

With this teamwork we will continue to arrest these abusers that work together in groups to obtain false prescriptions and hopefully send them to prison for an extended amount of time."

Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Investigator M. Hill at 704-268-3036 and leave a message.

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