A 26-year veteran of the FDNY was arrested and charged Monday after she attempted to fill a phony prescription for a large quantity of Vicodin, Nassau County police said.
According to investigators, 47-year-old Faye Baughman attempted to fill a prescription for the powerful pain killers at Rite Aid on Post Avenue in Westbury on Jan. 2.
The pharmacist realized the prescription was fraudulent and immediately called police.
Baughman was taken into custody at her residence and upon search incident to arrest five white oval pills, believed to be Vicodin, were found.
Baughman is a Captain for the New York City Fire Department E.M.S. Nassau Police don't believe she was trying to sell the drugs but instead was trying to treat herself for pain she was suffering.
There is no indication Baughman was high or under the influence of the drug while on duty for the FDNY. She has been charged with Possession of a Forged Instrument a felony and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance a misdemeanor.
She is expected to be arraigned Wednesday in First District Court in West Hempstead.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times