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Two arrested in AuSable Forks pharmacy burglary

September 14, 2012

State police have made two arrests in connection with a burglary at a pharmacy in AuSable Forks.

Ray Brook-based state police charged Justin H. Hicks, 25, of Keeseville, with one count of each of the following: second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a class A felony; third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, a class B felony; third-degree burglary, a class D felony; unlawful growing of cannabis, a class A misdemeanor; and unlawful possession of marijuana, a violation. The arrest was made at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5 at a residence on Scott Lane in the village of Keeseville.

Then on Friday, Sept. 7 Ray Brook-based state police arrested Sara K. Hebert, 23, of Keeseville, at 6:28 p.m. at a residence on Auger Lake Road in the town of Chesterfield. She was charged with one count of third-degree burglary, a class D felony.

Hicks and Hebert were charged in connection with an Aug. 17 burglary at Feek Pharmacy, 14223 state Route 9N in downtown AuSable Forks, in the town of Jay. The investigation is ongoing, but police believe the pair entered the pharmacy through a second-story storage room and then stole several bottles of the prescription pain medication oxycodone.

When police took Hicks into custody, they found 20 marijuana plants inside his residence, they said.

Hicks was arraigned in Chesterfield town court and remanded to Essex County Jail in lieu of bail. Information about Hebert's status wasn't immediately available Monday.



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