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Police: Man Busted For Using Doctor's Info to Get Painkillers

Police said Douglas Nix of Manchester allegedly phoned in prescriptions to area pharmacies at least 13 times.

A Manchester man faces criminal charges after Creve Coeur Police said he used a physician’s DEA number to call in hydrocodone prescriptions for himself at area pharmacies.

Douglas E. Nix, 30, of the 400 block of Chamberlin Drive in Manchester, was charged Wednesday with 13 counts of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance.

Police said Nix used the DEA number of a Creve Coeur-based physician to phone in prescriptions for hydrocodone at least 13 times from Aug. 9, 2010 through June 16, 2011. Nix wasn’t the doctor’s patient and was not prescribed hydrocodone, according to the police report.

Bail for Nix was set at $65,000.

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