GLEN ELLYN, Ill. (STMW) — A 35-year-old Wheaton man has been arrested for the armed robberies of prescription drugs from west suburban pharmacies in two separate incidents.
In the first robbery, which took place at the Walgreens at 324 Roosevelt Rd. in Glen Ellyn about 12:30 p.m. May 16, the man brandished a knife at the pharmacy counter and demanded a specific drug — Opana ER, a release from Glen Ellyn police said.READ MORE: Navy Veteran Had Stroke In Costa Rica, And Now He's Stranded As Family Tries To Pay Five-Figure Medical Bills
Employees handed over about 50 Opana pills and the man fled the store, the release said.
No one was hurt in the incident. According to the website Drugs.com , Opana is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. Similar to morphine, Opana is used to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release form of this medication is for around-the-clock treatment of pain.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Arctic Blast Coming Late Tuesday Night
In the second incident, which occurred at the CVS Pharmacy at 26W212 Geneva Rd. in Winfield on May 23, the man got prescription drugs at gunpoint, the release said. No one was hurt in this incident, either. Police did not specify what drugs were taken in this robbery.
Last week, Winfield police officers developed information that led them to 35-year-old Jason McGee of Wheaton, the release said.
Winfield officers worked with Glen Ellyn officers, with assistance from Wheaton police, and McGee, of the 600 block of Aurora Way in Wheaton, was taken into custody without incident Friday afternoon.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
McGee was taken to the DuPage County Jail. Court information was not available.
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