An armed robber who held up pharmacies to get ache capsules was sentenced to virtually eight years in jail Thursday in Brooklyn Federal Courtroom.
Authorities mentioned Gregory St. Juste was a part of three pharmacy stickups.
He and his bandit buddies stole opioids that they later bought on the road, officers mentioned.
The heists occurred between August and September 2016, typically with St. Juste, 21, because the gunman.
In a single theft, St. Juste threatened to shoot a retailer clerk, demanding he inform him the place the oxycodone was.
Decide Dora Irizarry sentenced St. Juste to 100 months on Thursday. Final February he pleaded responsible to armed theft and utilizing a gun within the conspiracy.
One other member of the crew was sentenced in August to 9 years, whereas two different males are awaiting sentence.
Interim Brooklyn U.S. Lawyer Richard Donoghue mentioned, “Moreover terrorizing his victims, the defendant stole oxycodone capsules to resell on the road, contributing to the lethal opioid epidemic.”