Augusta man gets 2 years for robbing local pharmacy 13 months ago

Anthony Post
Augusta Police Department
Anthony Post
Posted Feb. 20, 2014, at 6:29 p.m.
Stephanie McCormick
Augusta Police Department
Stephanie McCormick

BANGOR, Maine — An Augusta man who admitted robbing a local pharmacy 13 months ago was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court to two years in prison.

Anthony Post, 20, also was sentenced to three years of supervised release.

In addition to prison time, U.S. District Judge John Woodcock ordered Post to pay $1,587 in restitution — $587 to the pharmacy for the oxycodone taken and $1,000 for the GPS tracker a co-defendant admitted tossing out a car window after the robbery.

Post had been held without bail since his arrest two days after the Jan. 22, 2013, robbery of the CVS pharmacy on Cony Circle in Augusta shortly after 4 p.m. He was spotted on surveillance footage by his mother, who called Augusta police to say she recognized him.

He pleaded guilty in March to one count of interference with commerce by robbery.

Post’s co-defendants, Candice Marie Eaton, 26, and Stephanie McCormick, 23, both of Augusta, were sentenced in December to 18 months and 46 months in prison, respectively, after pleading guilty to charges related to their roles in the robbery. McCormick helped plan it, wrote the note demanding drugs and threw away the GPS tracker, according to court documents. Eaton drove the getaway car.

Post walked into the CVS and handed the pharmacist a note that read: “Quickly & Calmly put All oxycodone in bag If not I have A gun & will start shooting No Scene!” according to the prosecution version of events to which he pleaded guilty.

No weapons were shown during the robbery, according to a previous report.

Post was located Jan. 24, 2013, in Augusta at his girlfriend’s apartment as the two were moving out, according to court documents. Post agreed to speak with Augusta police detectives and confessed to the robbery.

He also told investigators that he had gone into a Walgreens pharmacy in Augusta about 15 minutes before the CVS robbery with the intention of holding it up but “had chickened out,” according to court documents.

Walgreens employees provided Augusta police the day of the robbery with surveillance footage of a man who had been behaving suspiciously and matched the description of the CVS robber released by investigators, according to court documents.

Post and McCormick each faced up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Eaton faced up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $125,000.

 

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