A Fayette County woman was sentenced Thursday before District Judge Thomas E. Johnston to serve two years in federal prison for her role in a 2008 pharmacy robbery.
Christina Foster, 34, of Montgomery, pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Foster admitted that on June 19, 2008, she drove co-conspirator Kevin Ian Davis, 31, of Pittsburgh, to the New River Family Health Pharmacy located near Scarbro in Fayette County.
She admitted she knew Davis intended to steal prescription pills containing oxycodone and morphine and he then used a handgun to rob the pharmacy.
After he committed the robbery, Foster admitted she drove him away from the location.
Davis pleaded guilty in August to conspiracy to commit a pharmacy robbery and awaits sentencing Dec. 3. He faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
This case was prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers in communities across the Southern District.
The West Virginia State Police conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney John File handled the prosecution.
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