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Former North Tonawanda Man Sentenced For Pharmacy Robbery

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of New York

CONTACT:      Barbara Burns
PHONE:         (716) 843-5817
FAX:            (716) 551-3051

BUFFALO, N.Y.-U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul Jr. announced today that Phillip A. Krehan, 32, currently of Addison, Maine, formerly of North Tonawanda, NY, who was convicted of pharmacy robbery, was sentenced to time-served and three years of supervised release by Senior U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank T. Pimentel, who handled the case, stated that on May 9, 2013, Krehan walked into the Walgreens Pharmacy at 1066 Payne Avenue in North Tonawanda and threatened a pharmacy employee while demanding fentanyl patches and Opana tablets. The defendant made away with 40 fentanyl patches and 240 Opana tablets.

The sentencing is the culmination of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge, New York Field Division, and the North Tonawanda Police Department, under the direction of Chief William R. Hall.

Updated August 27, 2015