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Suspect sought in pharmacy robbery

Posted August 3, 2011

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— Fayetteville police were searching Wednesday for a suspect in the June robbery of $5,000 worth of oxycontin and oxycodone from a drug store.

George Lee Walton, 33, of the 1000 block of Hillsboro Street, faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and trafficking in opium by possession in connection with the June 25 robbery of Massey Hill Drug Store, 1072 Southern Ave.

Investigators said that a man handed a store clerk a note saying to hand over the drugs quickly so no one would get shot. He fled on foot after getting the drugs.

Walton is described as a black man, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call Fayetteville police at 910-433-1856 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-8477. Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for anonymous tips that solve crimes.

Walton was convicted of breaking and entering a vehicle, failure to heed lights or sirens and resisting an officer in the late 1990s, according to state Department of Correction records.

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  • edits Aug 3, 2011

    "since the drug company switched the drug from "oc" to " op" there is not alot of abuse that can come of these pills, no mentions that and the street price has dropped to less than half of previous prices, these drug companys need to get credit for their efforts to curb abuse"

    What are you talking about? I am so confused.

  • sk8terlife91 Aug 3, 2011

    but theres still percocet and roxycodon and vicoden which is being heavily abused! he prob. got his hands on some of that as well

  • robbyh Aug 3, 2011

    (Parman)So what is this story about?

  • parcman Aug 3, 2011

    since the drug company switched the drug from "oc" to " op" there is not alot of abuse that can come of these pills, no mentions that and the street price has dropped to less than half of previous prices, these drug companys need to get credit for their efforts to curb abuse....