- Associated Press - Friday, January 24, 2014

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Two people arrested in a string of pharmacy robberies in Spokane have criminal records.

Police arrested 35-year-old Phillip J. Powlus and his 33-year-old girlfriend Jacy L. Thomson on Wednesday after the most recent robbery.

The Spokesman-Review reports (https://bit.ly/1ejcNBD ) they appeared in court Thursday and were ordered held in jail for investigation of robbery and drug charges.

They are accused in five of the eight robberies of painkiller pills this month at pharmacies in grocery stores at Spokane.

Powlus has a record of five felony convictions including burglary and drug offenses. Thomson also has five felony convictions including robbery and theft.

KXLY reports (https://bit.ly/1ejdpXY ) that at the time of her arrest Thomson was hiding 171 Oxycontin pills that were discovered when she was asked to give a urine sample.

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Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com

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