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Former Baltimore pharmacist pleads guilty to charge of murder for hire

Posted at 2:21 PM, Dec 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 14:21:05-05

A Baltimore pharmacist pleaded guilty to the federal charge of murder for hire and previously pleaded guilty to federal drug distribution conspiracy.

51-year-old David Robinson, formerly a licensed pharmacist who owned and operated the Frankford Family Pharmacy pleaded guilty on December 17 to a federal charge of murder for hire and pleaded guilty on October 10, 2018, to a federal drug conspiracy involving the distribution of oxycodone and alprazolam outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose.

Robinson admitted that he ordered a “hit” on the person he believed had cooperated with law enforcement that led to his indictment on those charges. Robinson’s pharmacist license was suspended on August 7, 2017.

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“We have zero tolerance for any effort to intimidate or retaliate against witnesses,” said U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur. “Those who attempt to tamper with or retaliate against a federal witness will be brought to justice.”