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Two Charged in Pharmacy Robberies

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

PITTSBURGH – A Pennsylvania man and a West Virginia man have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of conspiracy to commit robbery of a pharmacy, robbery of a pharmacy, brandishment of a firearm in relation to a crime of violence, and possession with the intent to distribute Schedule II controlled substances, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

The six-count indictment, returned on August 9, named Stephan Edward Corrick, 65, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Dana Lee Shipley, 51, of Fairmont, West Virginia, as the defendants.

According to the indictment, on or about March 11, 2016, and continuing thereafter to on or about April 28, 2016, both defendants conspired to rob two different pharmacies (Palmer’s Drug Store in Russleton, Pa., and Keystone Pharmacy in New Alexandria, Pa.), brandished a firearm in relation to those crimes of violence, and possessed with intent to distribute Schedule II controlled substances.

The law provides for a maximum total sentence of twenty years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants.

Assistant United States Attorney Shanicka L. Kennedy is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Pennsylvania State Police and the West Deer Township Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.

An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated August 10, 2016