Local leader pushes to raise penalty for pharmacy break-ins

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Medical Support Squadron pharmacy technician counts pills (Photo: Bobby Jones / USAF)

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A proposed bill supported by Representative Carson Smith aims to crack down on pharmacy break-ins.

House Bill 212 would increase the punishment for breaking and entering a pharmacy.

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Right now, it is considered a felony if someone breaks into a pharmacy.

Under the new bill, the seriousness of the crime would be greater.