The Johnstown Police Department in conjunction with the Licking County Drug Task Force and the Licking County Sheriff’s Office arrested two people in connection with the robbery of the CVS pharmacy Nov. 23.
The suspects have been formally charged with robbery and are being held in the Licking County Justice Center while awaiting legal proceedings, law enforcement officials said.
After the robbery, police released information about a suspect to the media and received many anonymous tips from village citizens.
Using these tips, they started an investigation which led to a traffic stop of the suspect, according to Lt. Josh Boudinot.
“We can’t speak highly enough of those who came forward and gave us tips,” he said. “Those anonymous tips helped us a lot.”
So far, law enforcement officials said they have recovered only 1,149 of the 3,440 painkiller pills that were stolen. The pills recovered have a street value of more than $30,000, officials said.
One of the suspects previously had served a jail sentence for robbery, law enforcement officials said.