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Allegedly upgraded script lands Nashua man in custody

A Nashua man who allegedly tried to fill a prescription after increasing the quantity 10-fold was arrested Wednesday morning, police said.

John Joyce, 60, of 19 Meadow Lane, was charged with acts prohibited, a Class B felony, by officers who responded to a local pharmacy shortly before 9 a.m. for a report of a man trying to pass an altered prescription, police said. ...

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A Nashua man who allegedly tried to fill a prescription after increasing the quantity 10-fold was arrested Wednesday morning, police said.

John Joyce, 60, of 19 Meadow Lane, was charged with acts prohibited, a Class B felony, by officers who responded to a local pharmacy shortly before 9 a.m. for a report of a man trying to pass an altered prescription, police said.

Investigators learned Joyce tried to fraudulently change the quantity of pills in the prescription from 12 to 120, police said.

Joyce was later released on $5,000 personal recognizance bail pending arraignment April 14 in Nashua district court.

A Class B felony is punishable by up to seven years in prison, exclusive of fines.

– DEAN SHALHOUP