(Stillwater) — A Norman teenager was arraigned today on a felony charge of attempting to obtain Xanax on an altered prescription at a Cushing drug store and failing when the pharmacist became suspicious of the amount.
    Christian James Buffington, 19, who is free on $2,500 bond, was ordered to return to court June 8 when he can ask for a preliminary hearing.
    Cushing Police Sgt. Jack Ford wrote in an affidavit filed today that he was sent on April 13 to Baker’s Pharmacy regarding an alleged forged prescription and given the vehicle’s description and a partial tag number.
    Ford stopped the vehicle, a black Jeep Liberty, in the 700 block of East Walnut and talked to the driver, who said that she and her fiance, Christian Buffington, had left Baker’s Pharmacy with a prescription to be filled, according to the affidavit.
    She said that she took Buffington to Drumright to see Dr. Mars Gonzaga, who wrote a prescription for medicine for Buffington, the affidavit alleged.
    She said that while she was driving from Drumright to Cushing, Buffington told her that the number, 2, on the prescription was sloppy and she saw Buffington trace the number, 2, the affidavit alleged.
    The officer said that he then had Buffington’s fiancee follow him to Baker’s Pharmacy, the affidavit said.
    The pharmacist, Doug Baker, “told me that Christian Buffington presented a prescription for 90 2mg Xanax from Dr. Gonzaga to him to be filled,” Ford alleged in his affidavit
    “Doug told me that the prescription looked odd to him due to the amount that the prescrption was written for.
    “Doug told me that he contacted Dr. Gonzaga to confirm the prescription.
    “Dr. Gonzaga told him that the prescription was written to Christian 1 mg Xanax, not 2 mg.
    “Doug told me that when he got on the phone with Dr. Gonzaga, Christian seemed to be very nervous and left the pharmacy.
    “I then instructed Officer Piatt to handcuff Christian Buffington for forged prescription. I did call Dr. Gonzaga and confirmed the prescription,” the officer wrote in his affidavit.
    If convicted of attempting to obtain the controlled drug, Xanax, by forging or altering or changing information on a prescription, Buffington could be given as much as a 10-year prison term and a $10,000 fine.
   According to court records, Buffington is also facing felony charges in Cleveland County for allegedly stealing and possessing a neighbor’s credit card on Feb. 21 in Norman.
    Buffington remains free on $1,500 bond on that charge, on which he is due to appear in court May 5 for a preliminary hearing conference.