Man Charged with Robbing Three Milwaukee-Area Pharmacies Faces Mandatory Prison Sentence of 47 Years without Parole
|U.S. Attorney’s Office May 14, 2012|
United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced today that Daniel Lee (age 49), of Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been charged with seven federal felonies stemming from the armed robbery of three Milwaukee area pharmacies in March 2012. Lee faces mandatory minimum prison terms totaling 47 years if convicted on all counts.
The indictment alleges that Lee robbed the Swan Serv U Pharmacy at 9130 West North Avenue in Wauwatosa on March 15, 2012 (count one); the Aurora Pharmacy at 8428 West Silver Spring Drive in Milwaukee on March 17, 2012 (count two); and the Wilkes Village Pharmacy located at 9000 West Burleigh Street in Milwaukee on March 31, 2012 (count four). Lee faces up to 20 years in prison on each of these robbery counts.
The indictment also alleges that Lee used a firearm during two of these robberies (counts three and five). Lee faces a minimum mandatory sentence of seven years and up to life in prison if convicted of one of the using a firearm during a robbery charges. Lee faces a minimum of 25 years in prison if convicted of a second count of using a firearm during a robbery. Because Lee has at least three prior convictions for a crime of violence, Lee faces a minimum term of 15 years and up to life in prison if convicted of a separate charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm (count six). Finally, Lee is charged with possessing prescription oxycodone and morphine with intent to distribute (count seven). Lee faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted of this drug trafficking offense.
This matter is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Milwaukee Police Department, the Wauwatosa Police Department, and the Shorewood Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William J. Lipscomb.
The public is cautioned that an indictment is merely a charge, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.