Three people have been charged in connection with the holdup of an Onslow County pharmacy.
Patrick Driggers, and Katie Griffeth are charged with various crimes including robbery with a dangerous weapon, second degree kidnapping and trafficking in opium or heroin. Also charged was Casey O'Quin on obstruction of justice charges.
Deputies say it happened Friday night at Johnson Drugs on Richlands Highway just as the pharmacy was closing. They say a woman came in, saying she had lost her wallet inside the business. She came back a second time to look, but as the pharmacist was letting her out the front door a masked armed man forced his way inside. The man demanded various narcotics and then left in a blue Toyota SUV.
It turns out that earlier in the evening Jacksonville police stopped a blue Toyota SUV parked behind another pharmacy. They say inside were Driggers and Griffeth.
Deputies searched Griffeth's home where they found firearms, drugs and various clothing used in the armed robbery. The drugs seized are believed to be those from the pharmacy robbery. O'Quin was charged after deputies say he was leaking information about the case to Driggers via text messages.
Driggers bond was set at $440,000, Griffeth's at $415,000 and O'Quin at $25,000.