Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

April 04, 2014

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: (617) 557-2100

Braintree Man Charged With Narcotics Robbery

BOSTON - A Braintree man was charged yesterday for selling narcotics from a pharmacy.

John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Boston Field Division; United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; and Braintree Police Chief Russell W. Jenkins, made the announced that Daniel McPeck, 27, was charged with robbery involving a controlled substance.  According to the indictment, in April 2013, police officers responded to a Rite Aid on Pearl Street in Braintree in response to an armed robbery.  Witnesses reported that McPeck entered the pharmacy carrying a plastic bag and a gun.  The charges further allege that McPeck announced that a robbery was occurring, and ordered the pharmacist to put all the narcotics in the safe into the plastic bag he was carrying.  He then fled through a back door.

If convicted, McPeck faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison, a maximum of five year of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

The case is being prosecuted by Eve A. Piemonte Stacey of Ortiz's Major Crimes Unit.

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