Men Charged With Looting Chocowinity Pharmacy During Power Outage

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

Police have reported looting that happened after power outages caused by hurricane Irene left homes and businesses vulnerable.

Two men are charged with stealing $40,000 worth of pain medication from the Chocowinity Pharmacy on Highway 33. The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says 19-year-old Stoney Berry and 32-year-old Robert Austin are charged with the break in while power was out due to the hurricane. Deputies say they found large amounts of oxycontin and oxycodone at the men's homes in Chocowinity and Grimesland along with about $1,000 in cash.

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