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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that a Fayette County woman was sentenced on Thursday to two years in federal prison for her role in a 2008 pharmacy robbery scheme. 

Christina Foster, 34, of Montgomery, W.Va., previously pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States.  Foster admitted that on June 19, 2008, she drove co-conspirator Kevin Ian Davis, 31, of Pittsburgh, to the New River Family Health Center Pharmacy located near Scarbro, Fayette County, W.Va.  Foster admitted that she knew co-conspirator Davis intended to rob the pharmacy of prescription pills containing oxycodone and morphine.  Davis then used a handgun to rob the pharmacy.

Foster further admitted that after co-conspirator Davis completed the robbery, she immediately drove him away from the location. 

Davis previously pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy to commit pharmacy robbery and awaits sentencing scheduled for December 3, 2012.  Davis faces up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 

The replacement cost of the prescription drugs stolen from the pharmacy is $2412.34 worth of oxycodone pills and $629.07 worth of morphine pills. 

This case was prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs.  The U.S. Attorney's Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District. 

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