A former Claycomo, Mo., police officer and his wife were charged with trying to use a fake prescription to buy oxycodone from several pharmacies in Clay County.
Adam Joshua Wade, 34, and Skye Wade, 34, of Kansas City, are accused of fraudulently attempting to obtain prescription drugs. The couple are being held in the Clay County jail after failing to post a $25,000 bond.
Prosecutors say the two tried to buy 20 milligram-tablets of the opioid pain medication from different pharmacies in April.
On one occasion, Adam Wade allegedly tried to buy the drugs after he pulled into the drive-thru of a pharmacy while dressed in his police uniform and driving a marked police cruiser. The pharmacy staff asked Wade to show them an identification card. He reportedly refused and drove away.
Weeks later, Skye Wade allegedly tried to fill an oxycodone prescription at a Wal-Mmart pharmacy in Gladstone but was denied. Pharmacy staff told investigators that the prescription was issued on blue paper and did not have a border that is commonly used in the practice of issuing prescriptions, court records stated.
Skye Wade was arrested Tuesday and told detectives that she used a home computer and a word processor to create the fraudulent prescriptions. She also admitted to being addicted to pain medicine, according to court records.