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Windham Man Pleads Guilty to Armed Robbery of a Pharmacy

October 11, 2013

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Contact: Darcie N. McElwee
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that Derek Jackson, 37, of Windham, Maine, pled guilty earlier this week, in U. S. District Court in Portland before Judge George Z. Singal, to armed robbery of a pharmacy.

Court records reveal that on March 23, 2013, Jackson went to the pharmacy counter of the Windham Hannaford and demanded a large quantity of Dilaudid, a scheduled narcotic pain medication, generically referred to as hydromorphone. At the time of the robbery, Jackson had a knife tucked in the waistband of his pants and he lifted his shirt to reveal it to pharmacy employees. Jackson grabbed the handle of the knife with his hand as he demanded the drug. Jackson absconded with 250 hydromorphone pills.

The investigation was conducted by the Windham Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



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