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Alleged Pharmacy Robbers Indicted

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Edward Schaeffer, 29, and William Webb, 50, both of Philadelphia, were charged today by Indictment with conspiracy, interference with interstate commerce by robbery, and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. The indictment alleges that the defendants conspired to target approximately 19 pharmacies in order to steal prescription pharmaceuticals, including oxycontin, oxycodone, and percocet.

If convicted, the defendants face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, five years of supervised release, a fine of up to $1.25 million, and a $500 special assessment. They face a mandatory 32 years in prison consecutive to any other sentence.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Philadelphia Police Department, Abington Twp. Police Department and Glenolden Borough Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Chun Barry.

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Updated December 15, 2014