A Madrid Township woman was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to four years and three months in prison for robbing a Kingfield pharmacy last summer.
Michelle Wilcox, 28, pleaded guilty Oct. 18 for the June robbery of Western Maine Pharmacy, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office. As part of the sentencing, Wilcox will undergo three years of supervised release after serving her sentence and was ordered to pay $1,153 in restitution.
Police arrested Wilcox less than an hour after she robbed a Main Street pharmacy of prescription medication on June 4.
Wilcox called the pharmacy around 3:30 p.m. and asked the pharmacy technician if they carried 8mg Saboxone strips, according to court documents. About an hour later, Wilcox passed a note to the technician reading: “Give me all the 8 mg subs you have. I have a weapon and will use it. Please cooperate and it will be done.”
Two of the employees gave Wilcox 85 boxes of the prescription drugs, which was all they had in stock, according to the court documents. The medication is used to treat heroin and other opiate addictions.
Wilcox was identified as a suspect shortly after the robbery when Franklin County sheriff’s deputies interviewed witnesses at the pharmacy and reviewed surveillance cameras.
Deputies found Wilcox around 5:30 p.m. on Toothaker Pond Road in Phillips riding in a pickup truck witnesses had reported leaving the pharmacy around the time of the robbery.
The deputies later found her with the robbery note, the drugs and the sweatshirt seen on the surveillance tape. Wilcox confessed to the robbery while being interviewed by the deputies, according to the court documents.