Hudson woman charged for false prescription

Nashua police arrested a Hudson woman early Monday morning and charged her with trying to use a fake prescription to get drugs from a local pharmacy earlier this year.

Police were called to a local pharmacy shortly before 10 a.m. May 7 for a report of a woman who had given employees a fake prescription for a controlled drug. Detectives investigated and later charged Kathleen Havey, 49, of 10 Lowell Road, with acts prohibited, a felony, for uttering a false prescription to obtain drugs, police said.

Nashua Police Lt. David Bailey said a pharmacist at the CVS on Main Street noticed something wrong with the prescription and contacted police. Havey was allegedly trying to get 10 Percocet pills, Bailey said.

She was arrested around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and held on $4,000 cash or surety bail pending arraignment at Nashua district court, police said.

The Class B felony is punishable by up to seven years in prison, plus fines, police said.

– JOSEPH G. COTE