Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Another Oxycontin Tweaker Holds Up Eureka Pharmacy

Posted by on Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 1:32 PM

Yet another case in this year's spate of Oxycontin robberies. Maybe it's interesting to note that Limas Pharmacy, the scene of the crime, is just down from the recently shuttered Hummingbird Healing Center, a medical marijuana dispensary that the county obtained a judicial order to close.

How many marijuana dispensaries have been knocked over recently? None. How many pharmacies have been held up for Oxycontin? So many that some local outlets now refuse to carry the product. Once again, the hippies take the rap for drug mayhem inspired by meth and Oxy -- drugs of choice for redneck youth.

On Aug. 10, at approximately 10:10 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office received a call of an armed robbery, which just occurred at 2057 Harrison Avenue, Eureka, also known as Limas Pharmacy. The suspect had entered the pharmacy, brandished a handgun, and demanded Oxycotin. Deputies arrived at Limas within minutes of the call and canvassed the area looking for the suspect, who was last seen southbound on foot on Harrison Avenue, Eureka.

Deputies were unable to locate the suspect.

The suspect is described as a WMA, wearing a black baseball cap with a "White Jordan" logo on it, black colored sweatshirt, dark jeans. The suspect had covered up his face with a white material during the robbery.

The Sheriffs Office is requesting that anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Sheriffs Office at 445-7251.

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