U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
District of Connecticut
District of Connecticut
For Immediate Release
November 22, 2013
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney
Contact: Tom Carson, Public Information Office
Marlborough Resident Charged with Armed Robbery of South Windsor Pharmacy
Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAVID HANEY, 52, of Marlborough, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with the armed robbery of prescription narcotics from a South Windsor CVS store in September.
HANEY was arrested this morning in Hamden. He appeared this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joan G. Margolis in New Haven and was ordered detained.
According to court documents, this matter stems from an investigation into a series of armed robberies occurring at pharmacies in the greater Hartford area and Western Massachusetts. During each robbery, an assailant typically brandished a handgun and proceeded to steal large quantities of prescription narcotics.
As alleged in the criminal complaint, at approximately 7:45 p.m. on September 25, 2013, HANEY entered the CVS store located at 525 Buckland Road in South Windsor and proceeded to the pharmacy counter. He then asked for the pharmacist by name, showed the pharmacist a firearm that was in his waistband and demanded oxycodone pills. The pharmacist gave HANEY more than 2000 oxycodone pills of different strengths and HANEY exited the store.
The complaint charges HANEY with interference with commerce through threat of violence and conspiracy, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, and possession and conspiracy to possess narcotics with intent to distribute.
Acting U.S. Attorney Daly stated that the investigation is ongoing.
This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration and the South Windsor, East Hartford, Meriden, Vernon, and Manchester Police Departments, with the assistance of other state and local law enforcement agencies. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony E. Kaplan.
Acting U.S. Attorney Daly stressed that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.