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Baltimore man accused of using forged prescriptions in Louisville

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Derrick Bass (Source: LMDC) Derrick Bass (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Baltimore man was arrested in Louisville for apparently attempting to use fraudulent prescriptions.

According to Louisville Metro Police, Derrick Bass, 53, travels around the country attempting to get prescription drugs with fake prescriptions and identification.

Police said he was arrested on Thursday after trying to be ‘Aiesha West' at the Taylorsville Road Kroger Pharmacy. The pharmacist confirmed through the doctor's office that the prescription was fake.

Bass admitted in a taped statement to presenting a fraudulent prescription to the Kroger Pharmacy.

After Bass was arrested, he was waiting in the holding cell at Metro Corrections waiting to be processed. Officers said when it was his turn, Bass looked at the officer and lowered his hand dropping white powder believed to be cocaine.

Bass is being charged with possession, tampering with physical evidence, unlawful procurement of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

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