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Cody James Kinn and Joshua Charles Krank Plead Guilty in U.S. Federal Court

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on November 13, 2012, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, CODY JAMES KINN, age 22, and JOSHUA CHARLES KRANK, age 22, residents of Roundup, pled guilty to burglary involving controlled substances. Sentencing has been set for February 14, 2013. They are currently released on special conditions.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette L. Stewart, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

On October 24, 2011, KINN and KRANK broke into the Pamida Pharmacy in Roundup and stole prescription drugs including Adderall (Dextroamphetamine and Amphetamine), Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Dextroamphetamine, Hydromorphone, Morphine, and Methadone. There were approximately 7,000 pills taken.

When interviewed by law enforcement, KINN and KRANK admitted to breaking into the Pamida Pharmacy to steal pills. Both admitted to coming into the pharmacy by breaking a window and crawling inside. Both filled IGA shopping bags with bottles of prescription medications from the unlocked safe.

Replacement cost for the stolen pills is approximately $13,000, however this is not their street value.

They each face possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 5 years supervised release.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Musselshell County Sheriff's Office, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.



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