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Raleigh cops: Woman tried strong-arm theft of narcotic from pharmacy

Shavon Williams
Shavon Williams CCBI

A 31-year-old Raleigh woman was arrested at a Walgreens drug store on Avents Ferry Road on Tuesday on charges that she tried to strong-arm employees into giving her the prescription drug Oxycontin.

Officers arrested Shavon Williams of 705 Centennial Parkway after they got a call to the store at 3205 Avents Ferry, records showed. They arrested Williams about 11:45 a.m.

Williams was charged with attempted common law robbery, a charge used when no weapon is involved. She also was charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault for allegedly slapping a phone out of one female employee’s hands while she was trying to call police and grabbing a second woman by the arm. She also was charged with second-degree kidnapping for holding one of the employees in one place and with interfering with emergency communications for stopping the phone call.

Oxycontin is a brand name for the pain drug oxycodone, an opiate.

Williams’ only previous offenses were for several instances of driving with a revoked license and driving without car insurance in early 2003, according to state records.

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