Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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4 Ohio men charged in pharmacy break-ins

A team of pharmacy burglars from Ohio whose members have been convicted in other states was indicted Tuesday in Pittsburgh on charges related to break-ins in Western Pennsylvania.

The Columbus gang drove here to case pharmacies and burglarize them during the night to steal prescription pills for resale back home, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration said.

The suspects - Travis Maynard, Billy Mayhone, Michael Hanson and Mark Hicks - had been named in a criminal complaint last month following a DEA investigation.

Three of the men had previous convictions for pharmacy break-ins in New York and New Jersey.

Federal agents said the crew is believed to have hit seven pharmacies in the Pittsburgh region between last April and September. …

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