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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 16, 2016

New York Man Sentenced to Two Years for Pharmacy Robbery

Contact: Michael J. Conley
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Scott McMahon, 33, of Orchard Park, New York, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to two years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for pharmacy robbery.  McMahon pleaded guilty to the charge on February 12, 2016.

According to court records, on September 10, 2014, McMahon entered a Rite Aid pharmacy in Saco, approached the pharmacy counter, told a pharmacy employee “I’m watching you” and then handed the employee a note which read “Give me oxycontin.  If you don’t it will get ugly.”  A pharmacist put 18 10 mg. Oxycontin pills worth $49 into a plastic bag and handed it to McMahon who absconded with them.  Shortly after the robbery, McMahon was tracked by police to a Saco motel located about one-half mile from the pharmacy. His DNA was also found on a sweatshirt recovered by the police that appeared to have been worn by the robber.

The investigation was conducted by the Saco Police Department.

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Prescription Drugs
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Updated June 16, 2016