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Fri December 21, 2012
Former S. Carolina Sheriff Deputy Suspected In NM Robbery
A former South Carolina sheriff's lieutenant is suspected of robbing a Santa Fe, N.M., pharmacy at gunpoint and trying to rob a second pharmacy of the potent narcotic Oxycodone.
Police in Santa Fe say 43-year-old George William Smith is also married to a Santa Fe prosecutor. They say Assistant District Attorney Dorie Biagianti-Smith called authorities and confronted her husband after recognizing him on a television news broadcast featuring the robberies that happened on Monday and Tuesday.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Smith fled the couple's home after his wife confronted him and remained a fugitive Thursday night.
District Attorney Angela Pacheco says the alleged crimes show anyone can be affected by prescription drug addiction.
Pacheco says Smith is a former sheriff's lieutenant in the Myrtle Beach area.
Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican.
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.