Gardiner Man Sentenced to Over 3 Years for Pharmacy Robbery
Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Ryan
McLaughlin, 27, of Gardiner, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge D.
Brock Hornby to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release for pharmacy
robbery. McLaughlin pleaded guilty on April 17, 2014.
According to court records, on November 13, 2013, McLaughlin entered the Shaw’s
Osco pharmacy in Augusta and handed a note to a pharmacy employee demanding two bottles of
Oxycodone. He was agitated as he spoke with the pharmacy staff, stating that he was in a hurry
and demanding that they move faster. He also kept one of his hands in his pocket during the
incident, as if he were concealing something. Pharmacy personnel provided him with two bottles
of Oxycodone and he left the store. In an interview after his arrest, McLaughlin admitted robbing
the store and said he had committed the robbery to obtain pills to feed his severe addiction.
The investigation was conducted by the Augusta Police Department and the Federal
Bureau of Investigation.