Both Federal Agents and Federal Prosecutors are now pleased that they believe the ringleader responsible for a criminal syndicate behind a string of pharmacy robberies in Ohio has now been indicted.
The pharmacy robberies which occurred all across the state of Ohio have endangered not only civilians but the employees at the pharmacies in what Federal Agents call an “intricate network of sophisticated organization” to plan robberies of the pharmacies and then distribute the stolen prescriptions in an underground drug network.
Authorities say that eight serial pharmacy robbery suspects have been re-indicted as part of one conspiracy, according to a 10-count indictment filed in Dayton’s United States District Court.
Jamar “Boo” Warren, 21, of Dayton, Ohio, was named as the head organizer of the plans to rob controlled substances from the pharmacies.
Prosecutors say recruited at least seven other men to forcibly take drugs from pharmacies during robberies and sell them on the street, according to the superseding indictment.
Several other defendants were indicted including Calvin C. Tribble, Savon A. Davis, Martez Henderson, Tiwonne Montgomery, Kenneth Evans Jr., Brandon Freeman and David Harris.
The indictment said that Warren “instructed them how to execute the scheme, including: to act natural upon entering the pharmacy; go to the pharmacy counter as if to turn in a prescription; and then pass a note indicating that this was a robbery.”
According to authorities the men were then instructed to make sure the note said it was an armed robbery, imply a threat of harm if the pharmacist didn’t comply, and finally instruct the pharmacy employee to fill two bags with a list of specific prescription drugs and for the person handing the note to act like they had a firearm, the indictment alleged.
Upon completion of the robbery, the co-conspirators would give controlled substances to Warren and others for further distribution,” the court document said.
Drugs taken included hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine, alprazolam, Tussionex, dextroapmhetamine and promethazine. Warren also is accused of possessing and intending to distribute some of those drugs plus heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine.