Woman charged in Corinth pharmacy robbery pleads not guilty

Posted June 11, 2012, at 7:59 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Kenduskeag woman charged with robbing a Corinth pharmacy in January pleaded not guilty to robbery and stealing drugs Monday at the Penobscot Judicial Center, according to Penobscot County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy.

Tanya Leigh Strout, 38, was arrested April 25 and charged with the Jan. 4 robbery of Community Pharmacy, located inside Whitney’s Family Supermarket. Formerly known as Tradewinds Marketplace, the complex is located at 689 Main St. in Corinth.

Police have said that a large amount of oxycodone was taken in the robbery.

Strout was indicted on the charges last month by the Penobscot County grand jury.

She remained Monday at the Penobscot County Jail unable to make bail. Bail was set in April at $20,000 cash or $100,000 security.

During the robbery, Strout presented a note stating that she had a weapon and would shoot if the clerk went anywhere near a telephone, according to the Maine State Police. A weapon never was displayed.

If convicted, Strout faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000 on the robbery charge and up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000 on the drug theft charge.