A Chesterfield man was charged Tuesday with stealing the potent painkiller Percocet—a prescription drug—from a Clayton pharmacy.
James Romero Jr., 41, of the 2200 block of Village Green Parkway in Chesterfield, made off with the Percocet after a pharmacy clerk stepped away from the counter, according to Clayton police.
It was at the 24-hour on 6733 Clayton Road, in Clayton.
Bond was set at $10,000 for Romero.
Clayton police said when Romero returned at nearly midnight March 10 to pick up a Percocet prescription at Walgreens, his credit card was declined.
Romero then tried to pay with a check, but the Walgreens clerk deemed it suspicious, and walked away momentarily into the store's office, according to a police report.
That's when Romero grabbed the Percocet and left without paying, police said in court documents.
Romero was charged with stealing a controlled substance.
Percocet is known to be a widely used, and abused, painkiller.
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