UPDATE: Wed 5:15 PM, Oct. 23, 2013
A 34-year-old Antigo man will spend 90 days in jail and two years on probation after pleading no contest to burglary during a plea deal with prosecutors last week.
James Jones was convicted of burglary on October 17. As result two misdemeanor charges were dismissed.
According to court documents, Jones entered Lakeside Pharmacy on August 29 shortly before close, and was seen leaving the building after close. Investigator say he took numerous prescription medications.
Jones was also ordered to pay $1,639.56 in restitution. He will receive credit for 33 days already spent in jail.
ORIGINAL STORY: Tues 11:01 AM, Sept. 24, 2013
A 34-year-old Antigo man is behind bars in the Langlade County Jail after he's accused of breaking into a pharmacy and stealing medication.
James Jones is charged with burglary, possession of a controlled substance, and illegally/possessing a prescription.
According to the criminal complaint, on August 29th, employees at Lakeside Pharmacy in Antigo, noticed damage to the men's bathroom which appeared someone was trying to climb into the ceiling.
Surveillance video was reviewed and showed a man enter the store around 6:30 p.m., and showed he did not leave until after the store closed.
Employees said numerous prescriptions were taken from the loading dock area.
Police interviewed Jones, who they believed was a person of interest. According to the criminal complaint, Jones initially denied any involvement, but later led police to a wooded area where they say Jones kept 11 bottles of Tramadol Hydrocholoride 50 mg 1000 tablet count per bottle [a painkiller], 40 packages of AndroGel Rx, and 57 Androderm 2mg patches.
AndroGel and Androderm are used to treat low testosterone.
According to court documents, Jones also allowed police to search his apartment. Jones turned over an open bottle of Tramadol, seven silver and blue packages of AndroGel Rx and a bottle of Alprazolam [Xanax]. Jones stated that some of the pills were missing.
He's behind bars on a $500 cash bond and will return to court on Sept. 30.
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