News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 16, 2008
Contact: Chuvalo J. Truesdell
PIO/AFD
Number: 404-893-7124

Charlotte Man Sentenced to Prison For S.C. Pharmacy Robberies

OCT 16 -- (Columbia, South Carolina) - United States Attorney W. WALTER WILKINS stated that ANDY HUYNH, age 25, of Charlotte, was sentenced in federal court for the armed robbery of pharmacies in South Carolina.  United States District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie of Columbia sentenced HUYNH to 93 months imprisonment.

Evidence presented at the change of plea hearing established that HUYNH and accomplices robbed at gunpoint Walgreen’s pharmacies located in Lexington and Gaffney, SC.  HUYNH, a former Walgreen’s employee, took Schedule II and Schedule III narcotics during the robberies, including Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, and Alprazolam.  HUYNH admitted that he intended to resell the drugs for profit in the Charlotte area.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration.  Assistant United States Attorney Winston D. Holliday, Jr., of the Columbia office prosecuted the case.

Rodney G. Benson, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Atlanta Field Division encourages parents, along with their children, to educate themselves about the dangers of legal and illegal drugs. You can do so by visiting DEA’s interactive websites at www.justhinktwice.com and www.dea.gov. DEA.gov takes you directly to the Diversion Control and Prescription Drugs link.

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