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Thousands of pills swiped in Cumberland drugstore heist

Posted October 22, 2013

— Cumberland County sheriff’s detectives said Tuesday they are searching for two people who broke into a pharmacy over the weekend and stole thousands of pills, including powerful narcotics.

pharmacy Raw Video: Robbers steal pills from Cumberland pharmacy

Some of the pills swiped from Stedman Drug Center, at 7445 Clinton Road in Stedman, include the painkillers hydrocodone and oxymorphone. Detectives said they are concerned about the stolen pills being sold on the street. The drugs are extremely addictive and can be fatal, especially to children and teens.

Sheriff's office spokeswoman Debbie Tanna said the pills are worth thousands of dollars when sold at retail, but the value triples when they are sold on the street.

Investigators said the robbers gained entry to the closed pharmacy by breaking into the drive-though window. Security video captured brief footage of the robbers rifling through medications and stuffing the items into a backpack.

Both were dressed in black. One is believed to be a man, while the gender of the other is indistinguishable.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 910-323-1500.


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  • carrboroyouth Oct 24, 2013

    arfarmr.... hydrocodone and oxymorphone are not used for ADD/ADHD! That is another issue altogether.

  • outhousecat Oct 22, 2013

    Maybe it's time to start calling the police every time a pill popper comes in with an overdose. If they don't have a prescription, they are most likely getting their drugs on the street. The police could probably pin down these robbers pretty quickly if the OD patients knew they had to provide a name or face charges themselves.

  • scubagirl2 Oct 22, 2013

    smh...."this is what liberalism has created arfamr1009" ......do you blame EVERY SINGLE THING that happens on liberalism?

    very very sad

  • BigBangTheorist Oct 22, 2013

    this is what liberalism has created...America is a bunch of pill heads. Every time someone does something dumb it's blamed on ADD and pills are thrown at it
    October 22, 2013 2:05 p.m

    So, arfamr1009, where does your precious Rush Limbaugh fit into your notion that Liberalism created all the pill poppers in this country? Generalize much?

  • cuffslover Oct 22, 2013

    I use this drug store the owners and many of those who work there,is scarey those pills are on the streets also it is sad when folks do something like this to a company who does so much for the community and also for those of us who do not have prescription coverage these folks let you fill you prescription at their cost to help you out ..I pray they catch these thieves fast....

  • Pooter McGooter Oct 22, 2013

    by "MORE fun" what exactly do you mean?

  • lisaclark2 Oct 22, 2013

    I agree "swiped" sounds like something CNN would use, but these guys will be located at your nearest street corner... I guess the drug stores now can put the over the counter medicines back on the shelf and not require Id from the sick people who really need it, since it appears there's a new way for street drug makers to obtain their ingredients.

  • Country Girlz Have MORE fun Oct 22, 2013

    a felony for each pill when they are caught.

  • Obamacare is here Oct 22, 2013

    Coming soon to a street corner or children's bus stop near you.

  • zenonx6 Oct 22, 2013

    I always wondered why drug stores weren't built like a safe.