Police: Man arrested for stealing opiates from pharmacy in armed robbery

Shane Young
Shane Young

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Police have arrested the man they say held up a CVS Pharmacy for opiates in West Ashley last week.

Charleston Police say 25-year-old Shane Paul Young, of Dorothy Drive, was arrested and charged with armed robbery.

The incident happened at the CVS at 2566 Ashley River Road on February 23 around 9:30 p.m., when Young entered the pharmacy and demanded oxycontin and loritab, according to investigators.

Police said that Young implied that he was carrying a weapon.  The pharmacist told police he left the store with oxycontin.

He is being held in the Charleston County Detention Center.

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