Prescription fraud alleged

Brandon J. Heist, 26, of Northampton, faces charges for allegedly attempting to get a prescription through fraudulent means at the Giant Pharmacy, 1969 E. Third St., on Nov. 18, according to the state attorney general’s office.

Investigators allege Heist altered the date on a prescription he had received for Adderall so he could obtain it sooner.

He was not to obtain the prescription until Dec. 3, but he changed it to read November, court records state.

Following his arraignment last week before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on a felony charge of illegally obtaining a controlled substance and misdemeanor charge of unlawful acts, Heist was released on $15,000 bail.