Cops: Dacula couple forges pain medicine prescriptions

Gwinnett County police obtained warrants against a couple who were allegedly forging prescriptions for pain medicine in Dacula on July 16.

An employee called police when she suspected that a man at the drive-up pharmacy window of the Kroger on Dacula Road was trying to pick up a forged prescription for Lorcet, according to the incident report.

Jack Holcomb, 52, reportedly said the medicine was prescribed by his wife’s dentist. But the Kroger pharmacy employee said she had called the doctor.

He said he had never prescribed Lorcet for either Holcomb.

Officers confronted Jack Holcomb with this information. He allegedly told them he got his wife, Marilyn Holcomb, 48, to write him fake prescriptions for Lorcet to deal with his bad back.

Jack and Marilyn Holcomb have been allegedly submitting fake prescriptions at multiple locations and picking them up about every two weeks, according to authorities.

There were 11 prescriptions in that Kroger pharmacy location alone.

Jack Holcomb said he and his wife never sold any of the medicine and that he took every single one for his back, according to the incident report.

Both were arrested and taken to Gwinnett County Jail.