ADD Prescriptions Forged, Truck Driver Charged

Truck driver with ADD and an Oxycodone habit tells police he forged the prescriptions after finding blank pads while on the job.

A 32-year-old Muskego man is facing charges after he allegedly forged prescriptions for Adderall, which is an amphetamine used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD), at a New Berlin pharmacy.

Joshua J. Grueneberg was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Wednesday with three counts of obtaining a prescription by fraud. If convicted, he faces up to 18 months in prison and $1,500 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

On May 11, New Berlin police officers were called to New Berlin Pharmacy, 14105 W. Greenfield Ave., after a pharmacist discovered Grueneberg had come in with a forged prescription for Adderall. He said Grueneberg had been coming in for months with the prescriptions written by two doctors from the same clinic, but one of the recent prescriptions was written while the clinic had been temporarily closed. Officers pulled Grueneberg over shortly after leaving the clinic.

Grueneberg told officers he was addicted to Oxycodone, Vicodin and Percocet, and has Attention Deficit Disorder. He said he worked as a truck driver for a print and press company in Oak Creek where he found blank prescription pads and decided to use them for six months, the report stated.

He will make his initial appearance in court Oct. 22.  


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