Drug Store Robbed

Lenoir City Police Chief Don While and Lt. Jonathan Sartin interview witnesses outside the store.

News Herald

The East Tennessee Discount Drugs store on Highway 321 in Lenoir City was robbed early Wednesday afternoon. 

Lenoir City Police Chief Don While and Lt. Jonathan Sartin were at the scene in minutes interviewing witnesses in the
parking lot in front of the store. According to authorities, police were searching for a white male in a dirty white T-shirt
driving a blue pick up truck with a silver tool box. 

At the time of the robbery, White said the suspect stole drugs from the store. More information as it becomes available.

Armed robber hits two area pharmacies

FARRAGUT (WATE) -- Law enforcement officers in two counties are looking for the same robbery
suspect after two pharmacies are hit for pills and needles.

The first reported robbery happened at the Walgreens on Kingston Pike, near Derby Run Drive, in Farragut.

Knox County deputies say a man drove his car to the drive-thru window and pointed a gun at an employee.

He then handed that employee a note and demanded Oxycontin and needles.

When the employee walked away, the suspect drove off without getting any drugs.

But the suspect was apparently not done. Lenoir City police say the same man drove to East Tennessee Discount Drug, 721 U.S. 321.

This time the suspect went into the store and handed the pharmacist a note, and again demanding Oxycontin and needles.

He got about 100 pills and several needles, then fled.

The suspect is believed to be a white man in his 40s with dark hair and scruffy beard. He was wearing a black hat and tan jacket.

He's believed to be driving a gray or black older model pickup truck with a silver tool box.