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Posted on Fri, Jan 25, 2013 : 2:44 p.m.

Belleville woman charged in Saline pharmacy break-in

By John Counts


Tammy Hopkins

Courtesy of WCSO

One of the three suspects accused of breaking into a Saline pharmacy has been arraigned on a charge of breaking and entering, court records indicate.

Tammy Hopkins, 40, of Belleville, was arraigned on a charge of breaking and entering with intent to commit a crime on Jan. 19.

She is one of three suspects accused of breaking into Jensen’s Community Pharmacy, 968 E. Michigan Ave., early on Nov. 17 with two men and stealing prescription pills for urinary problems, headaches and anxiety.

A 21-year-old Belleville man and a 33-year-old Ypsilanti man are expected to be arraigned on the same charge. Warrants were filed in the Washtenaw County Trial Court for the two men Thursday. Police said they are being held at the jail in Monroe County, where all three were arrested for a similar pharmacy break-in.

Saline police believe the trio -- including a fourth man not charged in Washtenaw County -- are involved in pharmacy break-ins all over southeastern Michigan. will publish the names of the two men when they are formally arraigned on the charges related to the Jensen’s Pharmacy incident.

A preliminary examination for Hopkins is scheduled for Jan. 29, according to court records.

She is being held at the Washtenaw County Jail with a $25,000 cash bond

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Wed, Jan 30, 2013 : 10:22 p.m.

Yes she does have a son named Jamie and I would bet he is the 21yo male caught with her. They are bad news glad they are off the streets.

Susan Ursus

Mon, Jan 28, 2013 : 1:31 a.m.

If convicted of a crime, I hope this poor woman gets the help she needs to become a productive, valuable member of society. Just kidding. She's hopeless. Lock her up so she can't victimize anymore hard-working, law-abiding people.


Sun, Jan 27, 2013 : 3:50 a.m.

Girl, what happened to you? You used to have your life together. Drugs whether legal or illegal are a bad, bad thing. Learn from this and get your life back.


Sat, Jan 26, 2013 : 9:22 p.m.

Does she have a son named Jamie?


Mon, Jan 28, 2013 : 7:24 p.m.

Her son Jamie is alledged to have broken into over 20 sheds at Swan Creek and multiple homes around Emerson street. Glad that these losers are off of the streets!


Sat, Jan 26, 2013 : 1:05 p.m.

Makes me have to p just thinking about it.....


Sat, Jan 26, 2013 : 3:38 a.m.

LOL. I'm guessing these were really amateur robbers, and the "drug for urinary problems" was oxybutynin, presumably stolen because they are not locked up and the oxy makes it sound like a narcotic ie oxycodone, oxymorphone etc. The only others "drugs for urinary problems" that I can think of off the top of my head are tamsulosin and tolterodine, which sound less guilty by association. Too funny!

Atlas Shrugged

Sat, Jan 26, 2013 : 1:26 p.m.

Good guess, Widmer. I think you''ve hit the proverbial nail on the head. If they themselves took the "drug for urinary problems" and their vision is so blurred they can't read the legal documents they probably were given to sign after their arrest, it'll sure confirm your suspicion about oxybutynin.


Sat, Jan 26, 2013 : 12:01 a.m.

Did she steal Flomax?


Fri, Jan 25, 2013 : 11:34 p.m.

That is one good looking robber !!!

ms 2013

Fri, Jan 25, 2013 : 10:42 p.m.

glad they are off of the streets


Fri, Jan 25, 2013 : 9:58 p.m.

Tammy is 40? Un-real !!

Dog Guy

Fri, Jan 25, 2013 : 9:36 p.m.

"Stealing prescription pills for urinary problems, headaches and anxiety" but no Sudafed?!

Elaine F. Owsley

Fri, Jan 25, 2013 : 8:27 p.m.

It would have been so much cheaper for her to see a doctor.


Sat, Jan 26, 2013 : 11:13 a.m.

oh sure, like everybody has hundreds of dollars to go doctor shopping some urinary problems pills cost big bucks, like $450 for 90 pills if you have no insurance its not cheap--not defending them just saying


Fri, Jan 25, 2013 : 10:55 p.m.

doctors are the only pushers...there's only one way that prescription drugs get on the streets & that's by doctors writing prescriptions for them


Fri, Jan 25, 2013 : 9:23 p.m.

I don't think she was involved in this to get drugs for herself (though that might be part of it). I believe people do this for the money they can make by offing the drugs. Prescription drug addiction is big business and doctors are the biggest pushers in my opinion.