Thye robbed the Med One Pharmacy in Middletown in Dec., 2010.
Two Mount Airy brothers were sentenced Friday in federal court for the armed robbery of the Med One Pharmacy in Middletown in December, 2010. Jacob Nathanael Norwood, 24, was given 9 years behind bars. Seth Daniel Norwood, 22, was given 94 months in prison for the holdup of the store on Old National Pike.
After they serve their time, US District Court Judge Ellen Hollander told the Norwoods they will be placed on three-years supervised release. They must also forfeit the gun used in the robbery, as well as the $2,284. which is the value of drugs they stole.
The US Attorney's Office for Maryland says the Norwoods entered Med One Pharmacy on December 29, 2010, wearing ski masks and black jackets. Jacob Norwood was armed with a 357-caliber handgun, and Seth Norwood had a replica black powder pistol. They both rushed behind the counter. Seth Norwood held one of the employees down on the floor at gunpoint. Jacob Norwood took another employee by the arm, shoved her back into the storeroom. He told her to take bottles of oxycontin off the shelves, along with several hundred dollars in cash, and dump them into a trash back.
The two left the pharmacy, and refused to stop when encountering law enforcement. Their vehicle entered Baker Park in Frederick, and crashed into Carroll Creek.
Police took the Norwoods into custody. They also recovered the weapons used in the armed robbery, a trash bag with 2,408 oxycontin pills, $429.50 in cash, and two black jackets and ski masks.
Federal authorities also say the brothers admitted to other break-ins of pharmacies in the region. In one case, the Norwoods smashed the front glass at the Green Valley Pharmacy at 11,791 Fingerboard Road in Monrovia on December 20, 2010, entered the establishment and got away with more than $3,620 worth of controlled substances.
They also told police they broke a window at the Medicine Plus Pharmacy in New Market on December 25, 2010, entered the store and stole $150, and $250 worth of controlled substances.