Corbin man charged with forging prescriptions to obtain 2,500 pain pills

Police have arrested a Corbin man for forging hydrocodone prescriptions at a local printing company where he worked.

In a news release, the Laurel sheriff's office said that Ryan E. Lannen, 23, of Brentwood Drive in Corbin allegedly obtained as many as 2,500 tablets in the past six months using the forged prescriptions of area doctors to "support a severe drug addiction."

Arrested in London on Tuesday, Lannen was charged with 42 counts of fraudulently obtaining prescriptions and forgery of prescriptions.

Lannen was being held in the Laurel County jail in lieu of $20,000 bond as of Wednesday morning, according to the jail Web site.