Local news

Woman admits pharmacy robbery

A woman arrested in a gunpoint OxyContin robbery at a Spokane pharmacy last fall faces up to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty Monday.

Ariel A. Arrieta, 21, will be sentenced in August for conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery, said her lawyer, Chris Phelps.

Arrieta and three men were charged for the Sept. 27 holdup at Rite Aid, 5520 N. Division St.

Arrieta robbed the pharmacy; police say her then-boyfriend, Benjamin K. Rasmussen, 19, joined Arrieta, Jed L. Boles, 32, and William E. Higgins, 22, as they drove to the store, then shared the pills.

Rasmussen recently pleaded not guilty to a first-degree robbery charge and is not in jail.

Arrieta has been in jail since her arrest Oct 13.



Click here to comment on this story »







Sections


Profile

Contact the Spokesman

Main switchboard:
(509) 459-5000
Customer service:
(800) 338-8801
Newsroom:
(509) 459-5400
(800) 789-0029
Back to Spokesman Mobile