The Conyers Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have arrested two men in connection with the armed robbery of a pharmaceutical company in Conyers and recovered more than $250,000 worth of prescription drugs.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday that Donovan Xavier Ferguson, 25, and Norris Bernard-Marquis Turner, 26, both of 1230 Hogan Ridge Drive in Grayson, have been arrested.
Around 1 a.m. Jan. 20, two men broke into Omnicare, a business located on Sigman Road, that provides pharmacy-related services to health care providers.
The suspects reportedly broke into the business and forced two employees at gunpoint to get on the floor. One of the suspects then took the gun and went to the rear warehouse area where he forced another employee to fill several tote bags with pharmaceuticals, according to the Conyers Police Department.
The suspect then ordered the third employee to go to the front of the building with the other two victims. The two suspects duct taped the victims’ hands behind their backs and their feet together, the incident report states.
One of the suspects took car keys from the first employee’s desk and stole her black Mazda RX-8. Police reported the Mazda as stolen and were able to locate it about three hours later off Turner Hill Road in DeKalb County.
Soon after the robbery, the city of Conyers and Crime Stoppers announced they were offering up to a $7,000 reward for any information leading to the indictment of the armed robbery suspects who targeted the business.
On Friday, April 4, the CPD and the GBI’s West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office and Major Theft Unit obtained a search warrant for Turner’s and Ferguson’s Grayson residence.
During the search, three handguns and more than 6,000 suspected prescription pills, including morphine, Oxymorphone, Ritalin and Opana, were recovered from the residence. The pills were consistent with those taken during the armed robbery of Omnicare Pharmacy, according to the GBI.
Ferguson was arrested during the search warrant and has been charged with armed robbery. He is being held in the Rockdale County Jail.
Turner was arrested during a traffic stop on Ronald Reagan Parkway in Gwinnett County and has been charged with one count of controlled substances with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Gwinnett County Jail.
Additional charges may be pending, the GBI stated.