Rock Hill, SC Walgreens Pharmacy Robbery Suspect Arrested

From The Rock Hill Herald
By Kimberly Dick


Police have arrested a man who they say held up a Rock Hill Walgreens on New Year’s Eve to steal pain medication.

Cody Drake, 23, of Ohio was arrested Tuesday and charged with armed robbery, possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and carrying a pistol unlawfully, according to Rock Hill police documents.

Cody Drake. Courtesy of Rock Hill Police.

Officers linked Drake to the robbery through DNA evidence on items he left at the store, said Rock Hill Police Lt. Brad Redfearn.

Drake is accused of approaching the pharmacy of the store, located at 2000 Celanese Road, with a note demanding all the Oxycontin pills just before 9 p.m. Dec. 31, according to a Rock Hill police report.

The note said the man had a gun.

The suspect used a stopwatch to time the employee as he complied with the demands. He opened his jacket to show the employee a silver revolver, the report said.

The suspect was seen walking around the store for several minutes before going to the pharmacy, the report said.

After getting the medication, the man ran from store along Celanese Road.

This was the second armed robbery of a pharmacy in York County Drake has been charged in connection with.

In July, Fort Mill police charged Drake with armed robbery and possession of a weapon during a violent crime in connection with a June 24 robbery at CVS at 510 Hall St. in Fort Mill.

In that incident, a man walked around the drug store while talking on a cell phone. He approached the pharmacy with a black handgun and handed an employee a note and told her he had 45 seconds to comply.

Drake allegedly made off with approximately four bottles of Percocet, a narcotic pain medication. Officers arrested Drake in North Carolina in connection with this robbery.

Drake is being held at the Moss Justice Center Thursday on $210,000 bond.


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