Deputies Recover 600 Pain Pills After Pharmacy Robbery

Deputies have arrested a Jacksonville man for robbing a pharmacy last night and getting hundreds of pain tablets.

The CVS in Sneads Ferry was held up around 9:30 p.m. by a man demanding Oxycodone. The pharmacist gave the gunman Oxycodone, Morphine and Percocet tablets.

Deputies were able to identify a suspect with the help of store surveillance video. Michael Byrd of Burgaw Highway was charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon, trafficking in opium or heroin by possession and trafficking in opiates by transport. Deputies say they recovered 431 Percocet tablets and 170 Oxycodone tablets.

The 27-year-old Byrd is also charged with breaking into a home in Onslow County and stealing some $20,000 in property. His bond on all the charges is $305,000.

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