GPD Charge Man with Criminal Impersonation for Fraudulent Oxycodone Prescription

Derek J Monick. March 28, 2019 Photo courtesy Greenwich Police Dept

On Wednesday Greenwich Police Narcotics Section was contacted by a local pharmacy about a potential case of prescription fraud for a man trying to fill a prescription for 240 Oxycodone 30mg fraudulently.

The Narcotics Section set up a perimeter in and around the pharmacy, and when the pharmacist alerted GPD that the suspect had arrived to pick up the prescription, the Narcotics Section entered the pharmacy and detained Mr. Monick.

Police say the suspect, Derek J Monick, 30, of Lower Brook Rd in S Yarmouth, MA, admitted the prescription was fraudulent.

After arresting Mr. Monick police searched his vehicle revealing him to be in possession of 1.2 grams of Fentanyl/Heroin, 2 metal spoons, a syringe, and $1,471.00 in cash, which was seized.

He was charged with Criminal Attempt to Obtain Controlled Drug/Fraud, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Criminal attempt/Illegal Possession, Illegal Possession and Criminal Impersonation.

His bond was set at $5,000 and he was assigned a date in Stamford Superior Court on April 10, 2019.