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Two Separate Forged Scripts Leads to Arrests

The following information was supplied by the East Hampton Village Police Department. A criminal charge is only an accusation and does not indicate guilt.

In separate instances, two out-of-town men were arrested after they allegedly tried to fill forged prescriptions at in East Hampton on July 25.

said Robert W. Kolkmeyer, 28, of Mastic Beach, and Chane Vazquez, 24, of Brooklyn, both gave the pharmacist fake orders, but they didn't know each other.

Kolkmeyer tried to get 480 10mg Methadone pills, police said.

"They didn't know each other. It was very odd," Chief Jerry Larsen said on Tuesday. "Given , it's a bit concerning that these two individuals came from so far away to try to get prescriptions filled."

The pharmacist called police and the men were apprehended near the Main Street store -- one at about 4 p.m. and the other at about 6:45 p.m.

Detectives interviewing Kolkmeyer said he admitted that he had paid $100 for the blank New York State prescription. He then filled it out under a different name before going to White's.

Vazquez reportedly admitted that he also forged a prescription.

Kolkmeyer was charged with three felonies; second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, second-degree forgery, and first-degree identity theft. He was also charged with seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.

Vazquez was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance.

Both men were arraigned in the following day and held on $20,000 bail each.

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