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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.

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Updated June 30, 2015