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3 Men Arrested in Connection to Prescription Fraud at Glastonbury CVS: Police

Police have arrested three men in connection to a prescription fraud at a CVS Pharmacy in Glastonbury on Tuesday night.

Officers responded to the CVS Pharmacy on New London Turnpike around 5:30 p.m. after getting a report of a man attempting to obtain a fraudulent prescription.

When police arrived, they said an officer approached two men outside of the store who fled when the officer made contact.

The officer pursued one of the men around the building, across the street and up into Monaco Ford's Sales lot, where he was taken into custody. The other man entered a vehicle in the parking lot, where a driver was waiting for him. The vehicle then fled south on New London Turnpike, according to police.

Police saw the vehicle turning onto Hale Road and later found the vehicle abandoned at the end of Montano Road, where it had become stuck in the snow, police said.

Three officers followed footprints into the snow into the woods parallel to the route, across all lanes of Route 2 and about a mile westbound down the westbound side of Route 2. A police K9 from Wethersfield assisted and the two remaining men were taken into custody without incident, officers said.

Police arrested 28-year-old Marlon Lissade, of Bronx, New York, 27-year-old Mark L. Smith of Brooklyn, New York, and 27-year-old Kirk S. McGowan, of Bronx, New York.

Lissade, Smith and McGowan are all facing charges including conspiracy to obtain a controlled drug by fraud and interfering with an officer/resisting arrest. McGowan Smith is facing an additional charge of obtaining a controlled drug by fraud and Lissade is facing an additional charge of criminal trespass.

All three men were held on $50,000 bond and will be in court on Wednesday.

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