3 charged with medical marijuana armed robbery

September 7th, 2011 by admin Leave a reply »

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Lewiston police say they’ve charged three young men with robbery for allegedly kicking in the door of an apartment and robbing a man of his medical marijuana at gunpoint.

Police say Scott Breton of Lewiston reported that three men — one with a shotgun and another with a handgun — burst into his Pierce Street apartment around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday and stole marijuana he legally had for medical reasons. The men also took an iPod, a cell phone and a laptop computer.

Police say they found the guns and some of the stolen property in the laundry room of a nearby apartment house. The three suspects were found in a third-floor apartment.

Police charged 22-year-old Kevin Stichel, 19-year-old Richardo Hairston and 21-year-old Derrick McDuffy.

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