New Germany man arrested after pharmacy break-in

A New Germany man is facing a number of charges after a break and enter at a pharmacy on Highway 10 on August 27 at approximately 7:26 a.m.

Lunenburg District RCMP responded to the break and enter, which took place in the overnight hours of the previous evening.

The investigation revealed that a large quantity of prescription drugs, including a large quantity of opiates, was stolen from the pharmacy. The RCMP's Forensic Identification Section was called to the scene to assist in gathering evidence.

Within hours of the call being received, police identified a suspect and he was arrested at a New Germany residence. The prescription drugs stolen from the pharmacy have been recovered by police.

Christopher Russell, 32, of New Germany has been charged with break and entering and committing theft; wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence; possession of a controlled substance; and possession of property obtained by the commission of an offence.

Russell was held in custody and scheduled to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on August 28. The investigation is continuing and additional charges are expected to be laid.

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