News and Press Releases

Dresden Residents Charged with Conspiring
to Commit Pharmacy Robbery

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2013

Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
Nicholas Alexander and Devin Alexander, both 23, of Dresden, Maine, have been charged by
criminal complaint with conspiring to rob a Walgreens pharmacy in Bath. Nicholas Alexander
was arrested on June 15, 2013; Devin Alexander was arrested on June 17, 2013.

The charge stems from a robbery that occurred on June 14, 2013. According to the
criminal complaint, both defendants took part in a robbery during which a note was handed to a
pharmacist that read, “You have 20 seconds to give me all your Oxycodone 15s and 30s or I will
blow your [expletive] brains out.” As a result, Nicholas Alexander was given a bag containing 11
bottles of Oxycodone tablets.

If convicted, defendants face up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000 and
restitution.

Both defendants made initial appearances in federal court on June 17, 2013. Nicholas
Alexander was ordered temporarily detained pending a detention hearing scheduled for June 20,
2013. Additional court appearances have not yet been scheduled for Devin Alexander.

The investigation is being conducted by the Bath Police Department, the Federal Bureau
of Investigation, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
U.S. Attorney Delahanty praised the cooperation among these law enforcement agencies. He
further said that the FBI has agreed to take an expanded role to assist in the investigation of
pharmacy robberies in Maine. Bath Police Chief Michael Field added, “This was an excellent
example of local, state, county and federal law enforcement agencies working closely together.”

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent
unless proven guilty in a court of law.

 

 

 

 

 

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