They were trying to get hydrocodone from Whitesell's Pharmacy.
Three Frederick residents have been charged with prescription fraud.
Police on Thursday responded to Whitsell's Pharmacy on North Market Street, and found that Jennifer Archbold, 34, had come into the store with an original prescription for Ativan. But the pharmacist became suspicious after seeing different handwritings on the prescription, and noticed that Ativan had been altered to read hydrocodone. The pharmacist confirmed with the doctor that the prescription was written for Ativan.
Archbold told a police officer who responded to the store that Tesha Michelle Bryant-Harris, 34, had altered the prescription, and she and Richard Conrad Clauter, 48, had told Archbold they would harm her if she didn't pass the bogus prescription. Clauter also said he would pay the medical co-pay for the hydrocodone pills. The two were seen with Archbold when she was in the store getting her prescription filled.
All three are charged with counterfeit prescription, prescription fraud and attempt to obtain a prescription by fraud. Bryant-Harris was also charged with possession of morphine. Police say she did not have a prescription for that medication.