Federal jury indicts 5 men in connection to Middletown pharmacy robbery, prescription drug theft

Posted at 2:57 PM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 15:01:18-04

DAYTON, Ohio -- A federal grand jury returned indictments Tuesday charging five people with robbing two Middletown pharmacies and stealing morphine, oxycodone and hydrocodone.

Calvin Cavonte Tribble, 19, and Savon Anthony Davis, 23, both of Dayton, were charged with attempted robbery of a Middletown pharmacy on April 18 and robbing the pharmacy on April 19.

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In a separate indictment, the grand jury said three Indianapolis men, Eric Lamont Bates, 20, Yasar Jamal Burnett, 18, and Brandon Lee Dawson, 19, conspired to rob another Middletown pharmacy of morphine and oxycodone on April 29.

The jury charged all five men with conspiracy, robbery by force, interference with commerce by threats of violence, and possession with intent to distribute the drugs. Each charge is punishable of up to 20 years in prison.

Middletown police arrested the men on the date of the robberies and filed state charges. Davis was released with conditions, and the other four are being held without bond until trial.