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

Monday, June 29, 2015

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.

Updated June 30, 2015