Four teens arrested in drug burglary |

Four teens arrested in drug burglary

Staff Report

Four teenagers face felony charges for allegedly breaking into an Edwards pharmacy and stealing thousands of dollars worth of prescription drugs.

The four teenagers, ranging in age from 16 to 17, are accused of breaking into the Shaw Cancer Center Pharmacy at 322 Beard Creek in Edwards during the early morning hours of March 13 and stealing a variety of prescription narcotics, including pain medicine.

The value of the stolen drugs and damage to the building is about $9,000.

The identities of the four teens were not released because they are all under the age of 18.

Two of the teens allegedly broke into the cancer center through the front door and entered the pharmacy, said Eagle County Sheriff’s Det. Dan Loya. Surveillance cameras captured the images of two disguised burglars. Two other teens allegedly acted as lookouts and drove the get-a-way vehicle.

Loya would not say how the teens were disguised, adding that the investigation is still on-going.

Footage from the surveillance cameras and an anonymous tip received via the Eagle County Crime Stoppers phone line lead investigators to arrest each of the individuals. The Eagle Police Department also helped with the investigation. The last and most recent arrest was Monday.

The drugs were confiscated before they could be sold or consumed. Investigators don’t know why the teens stole the drugs, Loya said.

All four have been charged as juveniles with second degree burglary, theft, criminal mischief and possession of a controlled substance.

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