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Pair sentenced for CVS prescription meds robbery

Posted May 6, 2010 9:55 a.m. EDT
Updated May 6, 2010 10:05 a.m. EDT

— Two men who stole more than $12,000 in prescription drugs from a north Raleigh pharmacy last year were sentenced Wednesday to federal prison, authorities said.

Timothy Rozell Jackson, 26, of Raleigh, was sentenced to 124 months in prison, while Stephen Charles Hairston, 25, of Raleigh, was sentenced to 102 months in prison. Each man also was ordered to pay $12,050 to CVS.

The men pleaded guilty in December to aiding and abetting armed robbery and aiding and abetting the use of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.

The charges stemmed from an April 15, 2009, armed robbery of the CVS at 3161 Six Forks Road in Raleigh. A pharmacy employee who watched the robbery on the store's security camera gave police a description of the getaway car, authorities said, and officers stopped the car a short time later.

About 6,200 pills were taken in the robbery, and they were recovered during the traffic stop, authorities said.