One-of-two arrested for Scioto County, Ohio pharmacy break-in

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An arrest has been made in the breaking and entering of a Scioto County, Ohio pharmacy that happened in March.

Matthew Shope, 42 of Wheelersburg, Ohio, was arrested Tuesday at his home for the March 11 incident but it is not the first time he was picked up by police since the crime took place.

Shope was seen hours after the break-in staggering drunkenly down Sheila Boulevard in Wheelersburg. After being picked up and released by police, deputies noticed the clothing he wore matched that of the suspect in the pharmacy surveillance footage.

According to the release, Shope could not be located after being released. Although he was not relocated that day, evidence was collected at his residence. The police found Shope on Tuesday. He is currently held at Scioto County Jail on $2,500 bond.

Shope and an accomplice broke the front window of the pharmacy and took off with a large quantity of medications, mostly Neurontin, a drug used to treat epilepsy and nerve damage.

The Scioto County Sheriff’s Department is still looking for the second suspect in the break in. Scioto County Sheriff Marty V. Donini asks anyone with information about this case to contact Detective Denver Triggs at 355-8245. All calls are kept confidential.

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