Rite Aid pharmacy robbed in Salt Lake County

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SALT LAKE COUNTY -- Robbers looking for drugs hit another Rite Aid pharmacy in the Salt Lake Valley Wednesday afternoon.

A man and woman walked into the pharmacy near 2300 East and 3300 South and handed the pharmacist a note demanding OxyContin. The clerk complied, and the thieves left.

"I think it's a huge problem. It just accentuates the fact that we got a real issue when it comes to OxyContin dependence in this valley," said Salt Lake County sheriff's Lt. Don Hutson.

Deputies said, as a disguise, the man had tape and gauze on his nose as if he just had nasal surgery. He is described as 6 feet tall with dark hair.

If you have any information that would be helpful to investigators, contact the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office at 801-743-7000.

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