UPDATE: Man pleads not guilty to Walgreens robbery charges
MARSHFIELD (WAOW) -
UPDATE - Dustin Fritz pleaded not guilty to two federal charges. He had his arraignment today in Madison. His trial is set for October 15, 2012. Fritz is charged with two counts - robbery involving controlled substances and the use of a firearm to further a crime of violence. He is in custody in Madison.
The U.S. Attorney's office tells Newsline 9 Dustin Fritz has been charged with two federal counts—robbery involving controlled substances and the use of a firearm to further a crime of violence.
Fritz is still being held at the Wood County jail, on a $25,000 bond. Federal officials say he will be transported to Madison by U.S. marshals once his initial court appearance has been set.
They say that will likely happen in two weeks.
On Friday, Marshfield police say Dustin Fritz robbed the pharmacy, where he stole drugs and money. Officials say he then ran into a nearby auto shop, where he eventually gave himself up.
U.S. Assistant Attorney Kevin Burke says because of the value of the drugs taken, federal charges were necessary.
"The drugs that are stolen often enter into the black market and are traded across state boarders—another reason for federal interest in these types of cases," Burke said.