Woman charged in federal court with Kingfield pharmacy robbery

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted July 23, 2013, at 6:56 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A 27-year-old Madrid Township woman was changed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in connection with the robbery of Suboxone from a Kingfield pharmacy in June.

Michelle Wilcox made her first appearance Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Margaret Kravchuk. She did not enter a plea to the charge of interference with commerce by robbery because she has not been indicted by a federal grand jury.

Wilcox agreed to be held without bail pending the outcome of her case.

She allegedly went into the Western Maine Pharmacy about 4:40 p.m. June 3 and demanded in a note, written on orange paper: “Give me all the 8mg subs you have. I have a weapon and will use it. Please cooperate and it will be done.”

A woman with a similar voice called the pharmacy about an hour earlier and asked if the pharmacy had 8-milligram Suboxone strips, the complaint said.

Suboxone and methadone are medications used to wean addicts from opiates and opioids.

Franklin County deputies recognized Wilcox after viewing the store’s surveillance videos, the complaint said. She was found and stopped in Phillips.

Wilcox, who had a prescription for Suboxone, told deputies that she stole the Suboxone strips because her medication had been stolen, the complaint said. She had hidden the strips in a child’s car seat that was in her car.

A weapon was not found in Wilcox’s car, according to the complaint.

If convicted, Wilcox faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

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