Georgia man sentenced for pharmacy robberies in Ft. Oglethorpe and Summerville

Anthony Lavell Williams admitted to holding up 5 pharmacies in all

NEWNAN, Georgia (WDEF) – A suspect has been sentenced in Georgia for a string of pharmacy robberies that include stores in our area.

Prosecutors say Anthony Lavell Williams, Jr. assaulted pharmacy customers during the robberies and forced employees to give him cash and ten of thousands of opioids and amphetamines.

The robberies were in Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cobb and Hall Counties all between May and July of last year.

Prosecutors say each of the five robberies became more violent.

They include a May 11 robbery of a pharmacy in Summerville, in which he held employees at gunpoint, made them empty cash registers and then go to another part of the building while he escaped.

The in June, he hit a pharmacy in Fort Oglethorpe.

In that robbery, he threatened a pharmacist and made her open a drug safe from which he took at lot of  oxycodone, hydrocodone, amphetamine, and morphine.

Overall, federal prosecutors say he stole around $9,600 in cash and more than $183,000 of controlled substances from all five robberies.

That was at least 44,000 doses of opioids and more than 5,700 tablets containing amphetamine.

He pleaded guilty in August and has now been sentenced to more than 12 years in prison, plus almost $200,000 in restitution.

Categories: Catoosa County, Chattooga County, Crime, Local News