Gardiner Man Sentenced to More Than Three Years for Pharmacy Robbery
BANGOR, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Ryan McLaughlin, 27, of Gardiner, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release for pharmacy robbery. McLaughlin pleaded guilty on April 17, 2014.
According to court records, on November 13, 2013, McLaughlin entered the Shaw’s Osco pharmacy in Augusta and handed a note to a pharmacy employee demanding two bottles of Oxycodone. He was agitated as he spoke with the pharmacy staff, stating that he was in a hurry and demanding that they move faster. He also kept one of his hands in his pocket during the incident, as if he were concealing something. Pharmacy personnel provided him with two bottles of Oxycodone and he left the store. In an interview after his arrest, McLaughlin admitted robbing the store and said he had committed the robbery to obtain pills to feed his severe addiction.
The investigation was conducted by the Augusta Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.