One member of trio accused of breaking into Saline pharmacy sentenced to probation
The woman who pleaded guilty to breaking into Jensen's Community Pharmacy in Saline last year will serve two years of probation while one of the men also charged in the case awaits sentencing.
Tammy Hopkins, 41, pleaded guilty on March 4 to one count of breaking and entering a building with intent to commit a crime. On Monday, Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Darlene O'Brien sentenced her to two years of probation.
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“Ms. Hopkins is regretful for this and wants to get on with her life,” he said.
In addition to the probation sentence, Hopkins was ordered to attend rehab, either out-patient or in-patient, and must abstain from alcohol and drugs. She's also required to pay more than $2,400 in fines and costs.
Hopkins, Leroy Evans and Jamie Lawson were charged with the Nov. 17 break-in at Jensen's, 968 E. Michigan Ave. The three people were charged with working with another man to do pharmacy break-ins across southeastern Michigan. The fourth man was not charged in the Jensen's incident.
During the Jensen's break-in, prescription pills for urinary problems, headaches and anxiety were reported stolen.
Evans pleaded no contest to one charge of breaking and entering a building with intent to commit a crime on March 25. He'll be sentenced at 1:30 p.m. April 22, court records show.
Lawson faces a pretrial hearing in the case at 1:30 p.m. on April 18. He's also charged with unlawful driving away of an automobile from an April 1, 2012, incident in Washtenaw County and assault with a dangerous weapon and send-degree retail fraud in Pittsfield Township from an April 27, 2012, incident.
The trio still faces charges in Monroe County for pharmacy break-ins in that area. All three remain in police custody.