Dixmont Man and Canadian Woman Plead Guilty
to Two Pharmacy Robberies
Contact: Andrew McCormack
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jonah
Masse., 26, of Dixmont, Maine, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court in Bangor, to twice
robbing a Rite Aid pharmacy in Newport, Maine. Sydney Duff, 21, a Canadian citizen, pled
guilty to aiding and abetting the two pharmacy robberies.
According to Court records, on August 16, 2012 and September 16, 2012, Masse entered
the Rite Aid pharmacy in Newport and handed the pharmacist a note stating that Masse had a
gun and wanted oxycodone and hydromorphone pills. He obtained more than $500 worth of
drugs during each robbery. Duff wrote the demand notes for each robbery and drove with
Masse to the pharmacy. No actual gun was used in the robberies.
The defendants face up to twenty years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for each
robbery. They will be sentenced after the completion of presentence investigation reports by the
United States Probation Office.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency; the Newport,
Brewer and Pittsfield Police Departments; and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department.
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