Evansville man sentenced for robbery of two Walgreens pharmacies

An Evansville man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court to twelve years in prison after he pled guilty in connection to robbing two Walgreens pharmacies last year.

U.S. District Judge Richard Young sentenced 44 year old Jeffrey W. Grimwood to 144 months in prison after he admitted to the Court he entered the Walgreens Pharmacy on South Green River Road in Evansville on May 9, 20156 and demanded prescription pain medication, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd S. Shellenbarger. Grimwood then displayed what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol tucked in his waistband before leaving the pharmacy with the medication. Authorities indicate Grimwood also admitted that on June 11, 2015 he entered a Walgreens Pharmacy on North First Avenue in Evansville and asked for Percocet and Dilaudid, both prescription pain medications. When pharmacy staff asked for his prescription, authorities say Grimwood displayed what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol and said “This is my prescription!”

A witness to the June 11th robbery saw the suspect leaving the pharmacy and provided Evansville Police with the license plate number. Authorities say officers went to the residence associated with the license plate number where Grimwood admitted to both robberies.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shellenbarger says Judge Young also imposed three years supervised release following Grimwood’s release from prison and ordered him to participate in a drug abuse prevention program while on supervision.

According to Shellenbarger, this case was the result of an investigation by the Evansville Violent Crimes Task Force and the Evansville Police Department.

Jeffrey Grimwood

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