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Former Marlborough Resident Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Robbing 5 Connecticut Pharmacies

OCT 20 (SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn.) - Michael J. Ferguson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that David Haney, 53, of Marlborough, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 60 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for robbing five Connecticut pharmacies last year.

On November 22, 2013, Haney was arrested on a criminal complaint charging him with the armed robbery of a CVS store located at 525 Buckland Road in South Windsor.  At approximately 7:45 p.m. on September 25, 2013, Haney entered the store and proceeded to the pharmacy counter.   He then asked for the pharmacist by name, showed the pharmacist what appeared to be a firearm that was in his waistband and demanded oxycodone pills.  The pharmacist gave Haney more than 2000 oxycodone pills of different strengths and Haney exited the store.

On February 19, 2014, Haney pleaded guilty to one count of interference with commerce by robbery related to the South Windsor CVS robbery.  In pleading guilty, Haney also admitted that he committed similar robberies at a Walgreens on Deming Street in Manchester on September 15, 2013, a Walgreens on Main Street in Meriden on October 3, 2013, a CVS on Main Street in East Hartford on October 11, 2013, and a Walgreens on Talcottville Road in Vernon on November 9, 2013.

Haney has admitted that he used most of the pills to fuel his own addiction to pain medication and sold the rest.  He has been detained since his arrest.

Judge Underhill ordered that Haney make restitution to the victims.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration and the South Windsor, East Hartford, Meriden, Vernon, and Manchester Police Departments, with the assistance of other state and local law enforcement agencies.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.


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