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Philadelphia Man Charged Federally for Armed Robbery of Pharmacy

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

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that a Philadelphia man was charged today with an armed robbery of a Philadelphia pharmacy.

Ronald Hanible, 47, was charged by indictment with the armed robbery of Aspire Pharmacy at 4307 Locust Street.

 According to the indictment, on April 27, 2018, Hanible robbed Aspire Pharmacy at gunpoint and stole approximately $200 and quantities of Oxycodone and Xanax pills. It is further alleged that the defendant brandished the handgun at a store employee during the armed robbery.

Hanible is charged with one count of robbery which interfered with interstate commerce, one count of using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence, and two counts of possessing with intent to distribute a controlled substance. 

If convicted of all charges, Hanible faces a maximum of life imprisonment, a mandatory-minimum imprisonment of seven years, which must be served consecutively to any other sentence imposed by the Court, six years up to lifetime supervised release, a $3,000,000 fine, and a $400 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Philadelphia Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney José R. Arteaga.                                                                

An indictment, information, or criminal complaint is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated June 14, 2018

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