Second suspect nabbed in Augusta pharmacy robbery

Stephanie McCormick
Augusta Police Department
Stephanie McCormick
By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 31, 2013, at 4:29 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — A second suspect has been arrested in connection with a pharmacy robbery on Jan. 22, according to police.

Stephanie L. McCormick, 22, of Augusta was taken into custody at her Gage Street residence at 1 p.m. Thursday, said Augusta Deputy Chief Jared Mills.

Augusta police and FBI agents had executed an arrest warrant in nabbing McCormick, Mills said.

She made her first appearance in U.S. District Court in Bangor late Thursday afternoon. U.S. Magistrate Judge Margaret Kravchuk ordered that McCormick be held without bail until a hearing can be held Wednesday to determine if she will be released pending the outcome of her case.

Anthony Post, 19, of Auburn, was arrested in connection with the robbery on Jan. 24. He had been recognized on surveillance footage by his mother and a friend of his father, which enabled police to capture him.

McCormick and Post are charged with interference with commerce by robbery.

Post, who appeared before Kravchuk on Jan. 24, agreed to be held without bail pending the outcome of his case.

According to court documents, Post entered the drugstore on Stone Street just after 4 p.m. Jan. 22, and demanded prescription drugs in a note that said: “Quickly & Calmly put All oxycodone in bag If not I have A gun & will start shooting No Scene!” Post then fled the scene on foot. He was not armed and a pharmacist complied with his demands, police said last week.

Police interviewed McCormick Jan. 25, according to the affidavit filed in federal court in Bangor. McCormick told investigators that she and Post on Jan. 22 planned to rob a Walgreens in Augusta. She confessed to writing the note, except for the words “start shooting,” the affidavit said.

Post told police that he went into Walgreens but left without robbing it because “he did not feel comfortable,” according to the affidavit filed in McCormick’s case. The couple returned to McCormick’s apartment, then went to CVS in a car with two people not identified in court documents. McCormick and the other two people waited in the car while Post robbed the pharmacy.

“McCormick stated that she got 40 pills that were 30 [milligrams] in strength from what Post had taken in the CVS pharmacy robbery,” the affidavit said. “She stated that she ‘shot up’ with some that night and has used the rest of the pills since that time.”

McCormick also told police she gave Post the clothes he wore in the robbery in an attempt to disguise himself. The clothing had been left in a backpack at her apartment by someone with whom she used to associate, the affidavit said.

If convicted, Post faces up to 30 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

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