Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Two suspects were arrested in the early hours of Jan. 16 after apparently stealing drugs from Delta Pharmacy in Moncks Corner.
Shortly after 4 a.m. that day Moncks Corner Police officers responded to an alarm call at the East Main Street pharmacy and discovered the front glass door broken, according to a MCPD press release. The pharmacy appeared ransacked.
While processing the scene officers learned the suspects, Carrieann Collette and Eric Humphries, were involved in a single-car accident being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
According to the trooper investigating the accident, evidence from the burglary was in Collette’s vehicle. MCPD officers arrived to the accident scene and secured the vehicle for evidence, according to MCPD.
Collette told officers Humphries broke into the pharmacy and the vehicle wrecked because she was having trouble with her contacts and arguing with Humphries, according to a MCPD incident report.
Humphries appeared to be under the influence of alcohol to the point of being barely coherent or awake, according to the report. The suspects refused medical attention until they learned they were implicated in the burglary, according to the report.
The suspects were transported to a local hospital and later transported to the detention center.
Collette is charged with DUI. Both suspects are charged with second-degree burglary and possible additional narcotics violations. They are expected to be served with additional warrants for possession of controlled substances.
MCPD investigators assisted S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control agents while conducting search warrants on Collette’s vehicle and residence.
Drugs from the pharmacy burglary were found in Collette’s vehicle, according to MCPD. Investigators found a large cash of controlled and non-controlled drugs inside her residence. The bedroom was littered with hundreds of pills, pill bottles and additional evidence from the burglary.
In an interview with MCPD Collette admitted to using her computer to research the medication they had allegedly stolen, according to the report. The investigation continues.