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Woman pleads guilty to pharmacy burglary

Posted July 27, 2009 11:42 a.m. EDT

— One of three people charged with breaking into a Chapel Hill drug store in April pleaded guilty Monday.

Tamyka Marie Steinbeck, 19, of 2296 Hopewell Church Road in Catawba, pleaded guilty to breaking and entering and possession of burglary tools and was sentenced to six to eight months in jail. She was given credit for the three months she's already served since her arrest.

Steinbeck, Christopher Proctor, 18, of 311 Williford Road in Ahoskie, and Jacob Howard Lockerman, 18, of 706 Petterson St. in Clinton, were arrested April 23 at the Rite Aid in the Eastgate Shopping Center.

Chapel Hill police said the three had bagged up large quantities of prescription drugs after getting into the pharmacy through a ventilation duct on the roof.

A search of Steinbeck's and Proctor's dorm rooms at North Carolina State University turned up more drugs, as well as ammunition.