Augusta Man Sentenced to More Than Three Years for Pharmacy Robbery
|U.S. Attorney’s Office November 13, 2013|
BANGOR, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty, II announced that James P. Rich, 29, of Augusta, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock., Jr. to 37 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for interference with commerce by robbery. Rich pled guilty to the charge on May 23, 2013.
According to court documents and proceedings, on November 28, 2012, Rich entered a CVS pharmacy in Augusta, Maine, wearing a hooded jacket, sunglasses, and a ski mask. He handed a note to the pharmacy technician demanding oxycodone and absconded with over 150 oxycodone pills.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Augusta Police Department.