Athens, TN - Athens police have charged Douglas Gregory Nichols, 36, after allegedly he dressed up to resemble his dead sister in an effort to fill her prescriptions for Xanax and hydrocodone.
His first successful attempt was reported to have occurred less than one day after she had died. I can feel the grief slipping away…
According to police, witnesses said Nichols wore a wig and makeup on a total of two occasions to pick up prescriptions that belonged to his sister. Sgt. Detective Heith Willis said investigators are “assuming he was doing that to look more like the relative.”
You just can’t get anything by those Tennessee investigators.
Unfortunately for Nichols’, pharmacy staff reportedly recognized that ‘he wasn’t the right person’ during his second attempt. Nichols was arrested and subsequently charged with prescription fraud and other related charges. He is being held on a bond of more than $500,000.Tags: dead sister, Douglas Nichols, Drugs, hydrocodone, makeup, prescriptions, Tennessee