Woman sentenced in pharmacy robbery, unlawful conduct case

Woman sentenced in pharmacy robbery, unlawful conduct case

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - A woman was sentenced to 13 years after pleading guilty to accessory to armed robbery charges, before and after the fact, a Mount Pleasant pharmacy robbery.

Sonja Tompkins was also sentenced to 10 years concurrently on a charge of unlawful conduct toward a child, to which she also pleaded guilty, according to Ninth Circuit Solicitor's Office spokesperson Naomi Nation.

"Sonja Tompkins was held accountable for her actions and punished accordingly," Assistant Solicitor Charles Condon, Jr., said.

Prosecutors say Tompkins and her boyfriend robbed the East Cooper Pharmacy on March 25, 2013. Tompkins was accused of drawing out a blueprint for the inside of the pharmacy, obtaining a BB gun and arranging the use of a getaway car.

Prosecutors say Tompkins drove her boyfriend to a nearby restaurant and waited, then picked him up after the robbery at a business across the street.

Nation said they stole approximately 1,000 Oxycodone pills and 200 Dilaudid pills, and said Tompkins then sold the pills for thousands of dollars in profit.

Nation said her child, who was under the age of two at the time, tested positive for those drugs and others, leading to the unlawful conduct toward a child charge.

Her boyfriend pleaded guilty to armed robbery and will be sentenced at a later time, Nation said.

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