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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – Hylon Joshua Alford-Solomon (23), James Richard Wooden (24), Chris Allen Williams, Jr. (24), Kenneth Wayne Tolbert (23), Kendrick Dwight Marshall (28), and Christopher Benjamin Blanton (21), all from Fort Worth, Texas, were indicted by a federal grand jury for the burglary of Walgreens Pharmacies in Texas and Oklahoma announced Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma.
The indictment alleges in count one that from November 2013 through on or about July 19, 2014, the six defendants conspired to burglarize closed Walgreens Pharmacies in Woodway and Southlake, Texas, and Mustang, Oklahoma, in order to steal Hydrocodone, Alprazolam (Xanax), and Promethazine with Codeine cough syrup, all highly abused controlled substances. A second count charges Alford-Solomon, Wooden, Williams, and Tolbert with traveling from Texas to Mustang, Oklahoma on July 19, 2014, and breaking into the Walgreens Pharmacy at 112 East Highway 152. Each defendant faces up to 10 years in prison for the conspiracy charge. If convicted, the defendants will be required to pay restitution to Walgreens in an amount to be determined by the court. Further, if any member of the public knows of the whereabouts of Kendrick Dwight Marshall, they are asked to contact law enforcement.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Mustang, Oklahoma City, El Reno, Fort Worth, Woodway, Southlake, and Denton Police Departments; and Walgreens Loss Prevention. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matt Dillon and Mark A.Yancey. The public is reminded that each defendant is presumed innocent until otherwise proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.