Federal time for drug store robberies

A Moncton man has been sentenced to six years in prison for two drug store robberies last summer.

47 year old Michael Allen Dixon pleaded guilty earlier to robbing the Jean Coutu pharmacy at Mountain and Sheraton Green roads and then the Jean Coutu at Mountain and Mapleton roads a couple of weeks later. He stole narcotics each time.

His lawyer told court Dixon becamse addicted to pain killers after back surgery.