LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Three man have been indicted on charged stemming from a Benton Pharmacy Robbery.
Christopher R. Thyer, United States attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, said William Franklin Thompson, 34, of Traskwood; James Jubilee Owens, 38, of Bismarck; and Joseph Louis Thurlow, 23, of Hot Springs each have a two-count indictment for the theft of more than 25,000 pills from the Westside Pharmacy in Benton in January 2013.
STORY: Pharmacy burglarized in Benton, suspect(s) not arrested
Count 1 charges Thompson, Owens, and Thurlow with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute Schedule II controlled substances, including Oxycodone, Oxymorphone, Morphine, Hydromorphone, Meperidine, Methadone, Methylphenadate, Dextroamphetamine, Tapentadol, and Lisdexamphetamine dimesylate. Count 2 charges the same men with aiding and abetting one another to possess Oxycodone with intent to distribute.
Both counts of the indictment carry punishment of up to 20 years imprisonment with a possible fine of up to $1 million and at least 3 years of supervised release.
Thompson, Owens, and Thurlow are not currently in custody. They will be summoned to appear in federal court before a United States Magistrate Judge later in August.