Police Chief Patrick Clark of the Hillsboro Police Department reports on August 16, 2019, a traffic stop was initiated in the City of Hillsboro in relation to an ongoing prescription drug fraud investigation. As a result, the Hillsboro Police Department arrested 21 year old Julian Patten of Chicago, IL for operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent and possession of a fraudulently obtained prescription. Also arrested was 21 year old Natasha Johnson of Rockford, IL for operating a motor vehicle without owner’s consent (party to a crime), possession of a fraudulently obtained prescription (party to a crime), and possession of marijuana. Both parties were booked into the Vernon County Detention Center. Assisting the Hillsboro Police Department was the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and the La Farge Police Department. The incident remains under investigation.