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.