ST. PAULS — An armed man got away with a bottle of prescription medication after robbing the St. Pauls Drug Company on Tuesday afternoon, according to St. Pauls Police Chief Tommy Hagens.
The man entered the business, at 202 W. Broad St., held a 12-to-14-inch knife to a pharmacist’s face and demanded methadone, Hagens said. He then fled through a side door onto North Second Street.
The man, described as white, slim, about 6 foot 2 inches tall, with red hair and freckles, had visited the business twice that day to ask if the store had the drug in stock, according to Hagens.
Methadone is a painkiller that is used to help ease withdrawal symptoms of heroin addicts, according to the National Library of Medicine.
No one was injured in the robbery. The business remained open.