Number Of Pharmacies Targeted By Robbers Continues To Increase In The United States
More and more across the country, law enforcement is delaing with a rise in the number of pharmacies that are robbed. The reason for the increase in the robberies, many experts say, are atributed to addicts seeking the powerful painkiller Oxycotin. The number of addicts hooked on Oxycotin has dramatically increased in the last several years.
In California, robbery is codified under Penal Code Section 211. It states in pertinent part that “robbery is the felonious taking of personal property in the possession of another, from his person or immediate presence, and against his will, accomplished by means of force or fear.” Robbery is a felony, and will result in a strike if convicted.
Possession of Oxycotin is codified under California Health and Safety Code section 11350. It states in part, “every person who possesses any controlled substance…shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison. If convicted on this offense, a person faces up to three years in state prison on a 1st time offense.
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