- Associated Press - Saturday, June 28, 2014

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Court records say a 51-year-old Colorado Springs police officer arrested on drug charges had been prescribed a slew of pain medications from three doctors - a Veterans Affairs doctor, a family physician and a workmen’s compensation doctor.

The Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1nQkQuu ) Jeffrey Warkocz was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or deceit. He also faces charges of careless driving, leaving the scene of an accident and failing to report the accident after crashing into a mailbox and hitting a curb on his way home from work April 19.

Warkocz was taking a variety of prescription drugs to ease pain from a shoulder injury suffered on the job, in addition to back pain, according to court documents. His doctors say they weren’t aware he was being prescribed pain medicine from other offices.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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