Dresden Residents Charged with Conspiring to Commit Pharmacy Robbery
|U.S. Attorney’s Office June 17, 2013|
PORTLAND, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty, II announced that Nicholas Alexander and Devin Alexander, both 23, of Dresden, Maine, have been charged by criminal complaint with conspiring to rob a Walgreens pharmacy in Bath. Nicholas Alexander was arrested on June 15, 2013; Devin Alexander was arrested on June 17, 2013.
The charge stems from a robbery that occurred on June 14, 2013. According to the criminal complaint, both defendants took part in a robbery during which a note was handed to a pharmacist that read, “You have 20 seconds to give me all your Oxycodone, 15s, and 30s ,or I will blow your [expletive] brains out.” As a result, Nicholas Alexander was given a bag containing 11 bottles of Oxycodone tablets.
If convicted, defendants face up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and restitution.
Both defendants made initial appearances in federal court on June 17, 2013. Nicholas Alexander was ordered temporarily detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for June 20, 2013. Additional court appearances have not yet been scheduled for Devin Alexander.
The investigation is being conducted by the Bath Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
U.S. Attorney Delahanty praised the cooperation among these law enforcement agencies. He further said that the FBI has agreed to take an expanded role to assist in the investigation of pharmacy robberies in Maine. Bath Police Chief Michael Field added, “This was an excellent example of local, state, county, and federal law enforcement agencies working closely together.”
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.