A Nesquehoning woman has been charged by Tamaqua police after she allegedly altered a prescription for a controlled substance and attempted to have the prescription filled at Shafer's Pharmacy, 11 Center St.

Andrea Canzoneri, 32, of 6 W. Marconi St., went to the pharmacy on May 30 and dropped off a prescription for oxycodone. The pharmacist noted the script appeared to be altered and the amount, 160 pills, was significantly higher than usual. He then contacted the physician whose name appeared on the prescription, who confirmed it had been altered from 60 to 160 pills. The date was also different from what he had written.

When Canzoneri returned to pick up the prescription, the pharmacist notified police, who responded and placed her under arrest.

She was charged with obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation and arraigned before District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua, who set bail at $10,000 unsecured, with a stipulation that the defendant have a drug and alcohol evaluation within the next 14 days.