Dexter Man Sentenced to Almost Seven Years for 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, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A Woodcock, Jr., to 82 months in prison and three years of supervised release for pharmacy robbery. He was also ordered to pay $5,178.58 in restitution. He pleaded guilty to the charge on December 9, 2014.
According to court records, on March 10, 2012, Thompson entered the Rite Aid pharmacy in Guilford, Maine wearing a bandana, a 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 $5000 worth of them.
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.