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Beckley Rite-Aid Pharmacy robbed

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BECKLEY (WVVA) - A Mount Hope man is in police custody after robbing the Rite-Aid Pharmacy on Robert C. Byrd Drive.

Kevin Dean robbed the pharmacy at gunpoint, managing to take $4,259 worth of Lyrica - a medication used to treat nerve and muscle pain brought on my fibromyalgia, diabetes, shingles, or spinal injuries.

Officers found Dean less than a block away from the pharmacy and were able to arrest him without incident.  They managed to recover all of the stolen pills, as well as a Smith and Wesson.

Dean is being held in Southern Regional Jail on $1 million bond.

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