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Friday, April 4, 2014

Braintree Man Charged With Narcotics Robbery

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BOSTON - A Braintree man was charged yesterday for selling narcotics from a pharmacy.

Daniel McPeck, 27, was charged with robbery involving a controlled substance.
According to the indictment, in April 2013, police officers responded to a Rite Aid on Pearl Street in Braintree in response to an armed robbery.  Witnesses reported that McPeck entered the pharmacy carrying a plastic bag and a gun.  The charges further allege that McPeck announced that a robbery was occurring, and ordered the pharmacist to put all the narcotics in the safe into the plastic bag he was carrying.  He then fled through a back door.

If convicted, McPeck faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison, a maximum of five year of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Boston Field Division; and Braintree Police Chief Russell W. Jenkins, made the announcement today.  The case is being prosecuted by Eve A. Piemonte Stacey of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

The details contained in the indictment are allegations.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated December 15, 2014