Waupaca police found brass knuckles when they arrested an Illinois woman
Brecarri M. Vera, 22, Markham, Illinois, is charged with forgery, obtaining a prescription drug with fraud, carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia possession.
Shortly before 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 19, Waupaca Police Officer Wesley Zube was dispatched to Walgreen’s regarding an attempt to fill a suspected fraudulent prescription.
An African-American woman had dropped off two prescriptions about 15 minutes earlier.
While he was enroute, dispatch advised Zube that the woman had returned to the store and staff were trying to stall her.
Zube arrived and walked to the back of the store. The pharmacist told him that the woman had left.
Officer Brett Rodenz arrived to assist. He began questioning the driver of a vehicle in the parking lot. The driver had an Illinois license and the front-seat passenger had a Mexican ID.
The back-seat passenger, identified as Vera, matched the description provided by the pharmacy. She was taken into custody.
The pharmacist told Zube that the Walgreen’s in Fond du Lac had emailed a description of a woman attempting to obtain fraudulent prescriptions there.
According to the criminal complaint, prescriptions were for promethazine with codeine and amoxicillin. They were signed by a North Fond du Lac doctor. When police attempted to contact the doctor, they discovered he was retired.
After her arrest, police reported finding brass knuckles, marijuana and a pot pipe in Vera’s purse.