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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Dexter Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery

Contact: Andrew McCormack
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Michael
Thompson, 27, of Dexter, Maine, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court in Bangor to robbing a
Rite Aid pharmacy in Guilford, Maine.

According to court records, on March 10, 2012, Thompson entered the Rite Aid
pharmacy wearing a bandana, hood, sunglasses and gloves. He jumped over the pharmacy
counter, brandished a large hunting style knife and demanded narcotics. A pharmacist opened
the locker containing narcotics and Thompson filled his back pack with more than $500 worth of
drugs.

The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. He will be
sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office, the Maine
State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

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Updated January 26, 2015