February 10, 2009 in City

OxyContin robbery suspect turns himself in

By The Spokesman-Review
 
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A man suspected of robbing a pharmacy of OxyContin last month turned himself in early this morning.

Richard T. Ludvik, 23, is accused of robbing the Walgreens at 29th Avenue and Grand Boulevard on Jan. 21.

Joshua G. Dixon, 26, was arrested that night and told police he’d driven Ludvik to and from the pharmacy in exchange for a couple of pills, according to court documents.

Purdue Pharma LP, the company that makes the drug, had offered a $1,000 reward for information leading to Ludvik’s capture.

He turned himself in at the Spokane County Jail about 1 a.m. and faces two counts of first-degree robbery and one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Police think he may have also robbed the Walgreens at 15510 E. Sprague Ave. in Spokane Valley on Jan. 11, according to court papers.

Also today, police announced the arrest of a third suspect in a string of robberies that had prompted extra security at payday loan centers and police patrols at pharmacies.

Nathan Webb, 25, was arrested Monday evening and booked into Spokane County Jail on a felony charge of first-degree robbery. He’s accused of driving the getaway car for suspected serial robber Zachary T. Allen, 19, in one of the robberies.

Allen and his girlfriend, Kimberley A. Norman, 20, were arrested Friday evening.


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