SIDNEY – A second Indianapolis man arrested near Sidney and convicted on charges involving an armed robbery of a Lima pharmacy has received nearly four additional years in prison in Shelby County Common Pleas Court recently.
During a pretrial hearing, Senneca Blaze Rivers, 18, agreed to plead guilty to amended charges. He received a two-year sentence on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a second-degree felony; and, 11 months each on charges of aggravated possession of drugs, and attempted carrying a concealed weapon, both fifth-degree felonies.
Judge James Stevenson ruled the sentences be served concurrently, but after Rivers completes his eight-year sentence imposed by Allen County authorities. He was remanded to custody of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (ODRC).
On April 26, according to published reports, Rivers leapt over a counter at a Walgreen’s store, and ordered a pharmacist to open a safe containing oxycodone at gunpoint.
According to a report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol Piqua Post, Rivers and three others were involved in a vehicle crash at 6:40 a.m. April 26 on southbound Interstate 75 near mile marker 87 while returning to Indianapolis.
A large number of pills were found along with a loaded handgun hidden under the driver’s seat. The report notes that 2,512 pills of 24 varieties with a street value of $18,985 was confiscated.
A co-defendant, Treyvon E. Manning, 19, was given two years in prison on a charge of aggravated possession of drugs, a second-degree felony; and one year each on two charges of aggravated possession of drugs, both fifth-degree felonies, in Shelby County.
Two other co-defendants, Abigail Elizabeth Lee, 26, and Quintez Hawkins, 19, were originally charged with aggravated robbery with firearm specifications, felonies of the first degree, in Shelby County.
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