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Police search N.C. State dorms after students busted in pharmacy burglary

Posted April 24, 2009 6:26 p.m. EDT

— Chapel Hill police searched the dorm rooms Thursday of two North Carolina State University students whom they suspect of breaking in to a Chapel Hill drug store.

Tamyka Marie Steinbeck, 19, of 2296 Hopewell Church Road in Catawba, and Christopher Proctor, 18, of 311 Williford Road in Ahoskie, are freshmen biochemistry majors at the school. They were arrested Thursday along with a third person, Jacob Howard Lockerman, 18, of 706 Petterson St. in Clinton, at the Rite Aid in the Eastgate Shopping Center.

Chapel Hill Police Department spokesman Lt. Kevin Gunter said the three had bagged up large quantities of prescription drugs. Each was charged with felony breaking and entering, damage to real property, conspiracy to commit a felony and possession of burglary tools.

Capt. Jon Barnwell, a spokesman for the N.C. State Police Department, said university officers secured the dormitories while Chapel Hill police executed search warrants at Bowen and Bagwell halls. Barnwell did not comment on what, if anything, police found in the rooms.

Chapel Hill police did not comment on the search.