$100,000 in meds stolen on Christmas Eve leads to arrest

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BLAIR COUNTY, Pa, (WTAJ) – A Luzerne County man is facing multiple theft-related charges as he is accused of taking a tote containing $100,000 worth of medication on Christmas Eve from a pharmacy delivery truck.

Eric Sutter, 36, is being charged with two felony and two misdemeanor theft-related charges after police recovered the tote in bushes along Fox Hollow and Plank Road near the Pyramid Healthcare facility in Allegheny Township.

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Shutter first denied taking the medication to police but was eventually seen taking off when he saw a police vehicle near a car wash. Police later found Sutter hiding under a pine tree in a residential yard behind the car wash where he admitted to taking the medication.

Sutter is currently in Blair County Prison with bail set at $25,000. Sutter’s preliminary hearing is set for Jan. 6, 2022.

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