Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Columbia police have arrested a paramedic they say illegally obtained prescription medication.

Robert Allen Brazell, 42, is charged with obtaining prescription drugs by fraud.

According to police, back on March 1st, Brazell approached a woman in the parking lot of the Walmart on Bush River Road. Officers say he asked the woman to pick up a prescription for Ativan in another person's name.

The woman did as she was told, and gave the medication to Brazell.

Investigators say during the incident, Brazell was on the job.

Thewoman won'tcharged in the case since she is considered a victim.

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