Crime & Courts

DNA helps nab suspect accused of stealing $30,000 in pills

Meghan Russo
Meghan Russo

Deputies arrested a woman nine months after a pharmacy was broken into and had tens of thousands of dollars worth of medicine stolen from it.

Deputies responded to an alarm call at Long’s Drugs, 8810 Farrow Road, Sept. 14, according to a news release from the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. When they arrived, they noticed a front glass door had been shattered and entered.

They discovered prescription pills valued at about $30,000 were stolen from the business, the release stated.

DNA left at the scene of the crime processed by the department’s crime lab helped identify Meghan Kelly Russo as the suspect, according to the release.

Deputies arrested Russo, 27, in Sumter this past Wednesday.

She was charged with second degree burglary and larceny.

She was booked into the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center and held under a $50,000 bond, according to jail records.