Bizarre attempt to obtain to fake prescription leads to felony charge

A Kansas City, Mo., man faces one felony and one misdemeanor charge following a bizarre recent interaction with a local pharmacy.According to court documents, William J. Brislan, 35, impersonated multiple people in an attempt to obtain an unauthorized hydrocodone subscription from the Phillips Pharmacy inside Red X. Officers arrested him outside where he eventually admitted to calling in the phony prescription while also claiming to have previously worked for the Drug Enforcement Agency before going “vigilante” on this particular incident in an attempt to prove his worth to the organization.

On Sept. 22, a subject called pharmacist Josie Phillips with a fraudulent prescription for 60 pills of 325 mg hydrocodone.

The caller claimed to be Dr. Regina Heidner with the Kansas Institute of Medicine but was clearly a man trying to speak in a female tone. Caller ID helped trace the number to Brislan’s cell phone with Cricket Wireless.

Phillips contacted the Kansas Institute of Medicine and determined the prescription to be fraudulent before alerting authorities. A Riverside Police Department officer advised Phillips to call the number back, which she did. Brislan answered and this time claimed to be “Det. Wilber Shields,” who said he was working undercover and that a 6-foot-tall man in a red shirt with a fake ID would be picking up the prescription under the name of William Brislan.

Once purchased, the caller claimed “undercover officers” would arrest Brislan outside.

Phillips said “Det. Wilber Shields” and “Dr. Regina Heidner” were the same voice, and shortly after, a call from Brislan identifying himself truthfully asked for the cost of the pills and the address to the pharmacy. He eventually showed up wearing a red shirt with a Missouri driver’s license bearing his name and purchased the pills.

Officers arrested and searched Brislan, who started claiming he worked with the DEA and advised them to contact an agent known as “Green Lantern” to clear up the situation.

Eventually, Brislan was taken to the Riverside Police Department where he claimed a friend named Ms. Haas gave him a few prescriptions, that he previously met DEA agents but went vigilante in this particular case to prove to them that he could do something for them. At first, Brislan claimed a man named “Mike” called the prescription in but later admitted to making the call himself.

A Dr. Heidner did work at the Kansas Institute of Medicine until Aug. 27, and a Nikelle Haas also worked at the same office before being terminated for attendance issues.

Brislan faces a Class D felony count of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance and a Class A misdemeanor of impersonation of a police officer. He faced a Sept. 30 hearing on the charges.