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Two charged in burglary at Smithsburg-area pharmacy

April 09, 2012
  • Pharmacy breakin
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SMITHSBURG — Two men were apprehended after a burglary Monday morning at Home Care Pharmacy near Smithsburg, Maryland State Police said.

Christopher Ryan Maxwell, 22, of 2760 Wilkens Ave. in Baltimore, and Matthew Dean Feick, 28, no fixed address, were charged with burglary, theft, possession with the intent to distribute prescription medication and malicious destruction of property, according to a news release.

Maxwell and Feick were being held in the county’s central booking facility Monday afternoon, according to a Washington County Detention Center spokesman.

At about 3:20 a.m. Monday, Senior Trooper Lee Cain responded to the area of the pharmacy at 22933 Jefferson Blvd. to help a Smithsburg Police Department officer who also responded, according to the release.

A burglar alarm was activated, a Smithsburg officer saw someone running from the property and there was broken glass at the pharmacy, police said.

Cain observed a suspect vehicle in the area and apprehended Maxwell and Feick, the release said.

Bottles of prescription medications taken from the pharmacy were found in the car, including bottles of Oxycodone and Adderall, among others, the release said.

The vehicle was a 1994 Oldsmobile Achieva that was registered to Maxwell’s mother, the release said.

The pharmacy was the target of a burglary on Aug. 16.

In that robbery, a Hagerstown resident and two Smithsburg residents were charged with one count each of second-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary, fourth-degree burglary/tools, conspiracy to commit burglary and malicious destruction of property.

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