Man accused of stealing medication at Tavernier CVS

Ronald Williams, 26, arrested after deputies respond to domestic situation at trailer park


TAVERNIER, Fla. – A man accused of burglarizing a CVS Pharmacy after it had closed for the night Tuesday is now behind bars, Monroe County sheriff's deputies said.

The burglary was reported at 9 p.m. at the CVS store at the mile marker 91.

An employee at the business told deputies that a man, later identified as Ronald Williams, 26, jumped the pharmacy counter and took a garbage bag full of Sudafed and other similar medications. She said she heard the pharmacy alarm go off and yelled at him to stop, but he ran off.

Minutes later, two deputies were called to a domestic situation at a mobile home park just north of the CVS.

Deputies said Williams, who matched the description of the CVS burglar, was arguing with his girlfriend outside a mobile home.

They said his girlfriend allowed deputies to search their trailer, where they found the garbage bag full of medication.

Deputies said Williams admitted to having a "drug problem," and said pseudoephedrine, an ingredient found in the stolen medication, is commonly used to make methamphetamine.

Williams was arrested on charges of burglary and theft.

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