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Arrest on drug felonies, warrants

By DEAN SHALHOUP
Staff Writer

NASHUA - Police last week arrested 23-year-old former Francestown resident Zachary Frost on multiple charges - including nine arrest warrants - when he showed up at a local pharmacy to pick up allegedly fraudulent prescriptions.

Frost, who listed his current address as West Mitchell Street in Gaylord, Mich., but said his family still lives on New Boston Road in Francestown, was jailed on $50,000 cash bail following his arraignment, which took place Oct. 11 in Nashua district court via video conference from Valley Street jail in Manchester. ...

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NASHUA - Police last week arrested 23-year-old former Francestown resident Zachary Frost on multiple charges - including nine arrest warrants - when he showed up at a local pharmacy to pick up allegedly fraudulent prescriptions.

Frost, who listed his current address as West Mitchell Street in Gaylord, Mich., but said his family still lives on New Boston Road in Francestown, was jailed on $50,000 cash bail following his arraignment, which took place Oct. 11 in Nashua district court via video conference from Valley Street jail in Manchester.

He is next due in the Nashua court on Oct. 24 for a probable cause hearing.

Police said officers began investigating Frost when a pharmacist at Walgreens, 283 Main St., told police that a Nashua physician had contacted the pharmacy after the physician learned that her name was listed on several fraudulent prescriptions.

Finding the name "Frost F. Zachary" and Frost's date of birth, Francestown address and phone number on the prescriptions in question, police conducted a records check on Frost and learned that he allegedly had nine outstanding arrest warrants "issued by various jurisdictions in New Hampshire," according to police reports.

The fraudulent prescriptions that Frost allegedly tried to have filled at Walgreens were for the narcotic drug clonazepam; zolpidem tartrate, a sedative; alprazolam, commonly called Xanax; and gabapentin, used to treat epilepsy and chronic pain, reports state.

A police officer posing as a Walgreens employee called Frost, who said he would be there shortly to pick up his prescriptions.

Instead, Frost arrived to find police waiting for him, police said. After speaking with him, officers arrested Frost on the outstanding warrants.

Police then found a bag belonging to Frost in the Michigan-registered car in which Frost had arrived. Police noted that two men were in the car, but reports did not indicate whether they were arrested.

Frost later agreed to speak with police, telling them that he had allegedly filled a fraudulent prescription for gabapentin the night before at a Wegmans pharmacy in Elmira, N.Y., police said.

After searching his bag, police subsequently charged Frost with additional counts of prescription fraud and drug possession, police said.

In all, Frost faces nine felony charges, including four counts of uttering a false or forged prescription; three counts of possession of a controlled drug; and two counts of obtaining a controlled drug by fraud or deceit; and one Class A misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of prescription drugs.

Police said that the investigation is continuing and that additional charges are possible.

Dean Shalhoup can be reached at 594-6443, dshalhoup@nashuatelegraph.com or @Telegraph_DeanS.