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Police arrest 2 in San Augustine pharmacy burglary

Jeffry Sowell. Source: San Augustine County Jail. Jeffry Sowell. Source: San Augustine County Jail.
Melissa Marshall. Source: San Augustine County Jail. Melissa Marshall. Source: San Augustine County Jail.
SAN AUGUSTINE, TX (KTRE) -

San Augustine Police arrested two people last week following the investigation the burglary of a pharmacy in town.

According to Chief Jesse Fountain, police arrived at San Augustine Drug Store and saw the glass from the front left side entry door broken out. The officers went inside the building and saw nobody was inside and called the store owner.

After reviewing surveillance video, officers determined a man entered the store, stole eight bottles of Hydrocodone and a bottle of Paztial before leaving.

One of the officers identified the suspect as Jeffry Eugene Sowell, 27, of San Augustine. They went to his mother's house and spoke with Sowell, who admitted to stealing the pills and told them where they could find them, according to Fountain.

Once officers found the pills, they got a warrant for Sowell's arrest and found him at a residence in Luman Estates, Fountain said. Fountain said they arrested Sowell on the burglary charge. They also arrested Melissa Marshall, after finding Hydrocodone at the residence, Fountain said.

Sowell is charged with delivery of a controlled substance, burglary of a building, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

Marshall is charged with delivery of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

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