ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A Water Utility Authority worker is in trouble, accused of going to a local drug store in a government truck and trying to pass off a phony prescription.
Dominic Cordova, 32, was in court Saturday morning, charged with forging a prescription.
Police say a Walgreens employee questioned the prescription on Thursday for oxycodone.
After confirming it was fake police moved in.
Police say, at the time Cordova was on-duty and driving a water-utility work truck.
He has bonded out of jail.
Police say his wife could also be charged, for possibly supplying prescription note-pads from the hospital where she used to work.
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A winter storm warning has been issued for Albuquerque and surrounding areas through 11 p.m. Thursday.
Tempers flared Wednesday night at the Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education meeting as the firestorm over teacher evaluations and student testing continues.
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*Weather in the West
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* Winter Weather Coverage
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