Georgia residents arrested in Troy for alleged drug scam

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TROY, Ala. (WDHN) — Three Georgia residents were arrested after allegedly trying to use fake prescriptions at drugstores in Troy, according to police.

Jameel Marquis Davis, 24, of Atlanta, Georgia; Malik Bobby Rowe, 23, of Decatur, Georgia and Megan Korea Davis, 19, of Jonesboro, Georgia were arrested after failing to get  promethazine-codeine cough
syrup from the local Walmart.

A release from the Troy Police Department states that the trio tried to get the controlled substance from three other pharmacies and even succeeded in one case.

This syrup isn’t just any regular syrup, though. It’s often mixed with soda and used alongside other drugs.

“According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse promethazine-codeine cough syrup is a medication that contains codeine, an opioid that acts as a cough suppressant and can also produce relaxation and euphoria when consumed at a higher-than-prescribed dose,” the release states. “It also contains promethazine HCl, an antihistamine that additionally acts as a sedative”

All three suspects were charged with possession of a drug by fraud/false information, and Davis and Rowe also face one count of attempt to obtain a controlled substance by deception.

In addition to these charges, Rowe has a third charge: possession/receipt of a controlled substance.

Each faces a $19,500 bond after being taken to the Pike County Jail.

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