FRANKLIN, NJ – A Brooklyn man is facing charges after posing as a doctor trying to get medication at the Walmart in Franklin. On March 28 Franklin Police were called by the personnel in the pharmacy to report an alleged doctor who had called in a prescription for a patient, according to police.
The pharmacy reached out to the police because the alleged doctor did not follow certain protocols. Police investigated and found Carmine Fenison of Brooklyn, NY had contacted the Franklin Walmart pharmacy, in an effort to get a prescription for an “unknown male,” according to police.
Franklin detectives saw the 20-year-old Fenison leaving the Walmart in a “livery vehicle” from NY after being denied the prescription. Fenison was stopped on Route 517 in Sparta by Sparta police officers. He was taken into custody, without incident, according to police.
Fenison had marijuana, drug paraphernalia and prescription drugs, codeine, without a prescription, according to police.
Fenison was charged in Franklin with unlicensed practice of medicine, criminal attempt to obtain a controlled dangerous substance by fraud, possession of marijuana and a dangerous controlled substance.
Fenison was lodged in the Sussex County jail pending a hearing in Sussex County Superior Court. The investigation is reportedly ongoing. Franklin police have been encouraging local pharmacies to contact local police if they become suspicious of any activity regarding prescriptions.