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Man Faces Five Counts in Oxycontin Robberies



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A man accused in a string of pharmacy robberies has been indicted.

Forty-nine-year-old Robert Jeffery Mee now faces five counts of Hobbs Act robbery.

A grand jury handed down the indictment yesterday against Mee. He's charged with taking the narcotic pain killer Oxycontin by force from five different pharmacies in Roy, Ogden, South Ogden and Layton in 2006 and 2007. Police say Mee was arrested last February following the robbery of a Layton pharmacy.

The Hobbs Act makes a robbery a federal offense if it interferes with interstate commerce.

Mee faces up to 20 years in federal prison for each of the five counts.

------ Information from: Deseret Morning News, http://www.deseretnews.com

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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