Augusta Man Charged by Federal Authorities
With Pharmacy Robbery
Contact: James McCarthy
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that
Anthony Post, 19, of Augusta, Maine has been arrested and charged by criminal complaint with
robbery of a CVS pharmacy located in Augusta.
The charges stem from a robbery that occurred on January 22, 2013. According to the
criminal complaint, Post handed a pharmacy technician a note that read: "Quickly & Calmly put
All oxycodone in bag If not I have A gun & will start shooting No Scene!" As a result, he was
given several bottles containing Oxycontin and he fled. Following the robbery, Post's
photograph appeared in the news and several witnesses came forward and identified him. On
January 24, 2013, Post was arrested in Augusta by detectives with the Augusta Police
Department ("APD") and turned over to special agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation
("FBI") for prosecution.
If convicted, Post faces 30 years imprisonment, a fine not to exceed $250,000 and
Post made an initial appearance in federal court on January 24, 2013 and was ordered
detained pending trial.
The investigation is being conducted by the FBI and the APD. U.S. Attorney Delahanty
praised the cooperation between the APD and the FBI. He further said that the FBI has agreed to
take an expanded role to assist in the investigation of pharmacy robberies in the State of Maine.
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