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

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Dresden Man Sentenced to Over Two Years in Prison For Conspiring to Commit Pharmacy Robbery

Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
Nicholas Alexander, 23, of Dresden, Maine, was sentenced today in United States District Court
by Judge George Z. Singal to 28 months imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised
release, for conspiring to rob a Walgreens pharmacy in Bath. Alexander pleaded guilty to the
charge on September 24, 2013.

According to court records, Alexander and other individuals participated in the June 14,
2013 robbery of the Bath Walgreens. Alexander handed a note to a pharmacist that read, "You
have 20 seconds to give me all your Oxycodone 15mg tablets and 30s or I will blow your
[expletive] brains out." As a result, Alexander was given a bag containing 11 bottles of
Oxycodone tablets. Alexander was later found at a motel in Wiscasset, where investigators
found almost 600 Oxycodone tablets. In a subsequent interview, Alexander admitted robbing the
store, using some of the stolen tablets, and selling others.

The investigation was conducted by the Bath Police Department, the Federal Bureau of
Investigation, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
United States Attorney Delahanty praised the cooperative actions of the local, county, state and
federal agencies. "The United States Attorney's Office has put a special emphasis on the
investigation and prosecution of pharmacy robberies in the State of Maine. I am pleased that the
cooperative effort of law enforcement at all levels resulted in the successful conclusion of this

Updated January 26, 2015