Three suspected in armed robbery to get OxyContin

ARLINGTON – Two men and one woman from Skagit County have been arrested for allegedly robbing an Arlington pharmacy at gunpoint on Saturday. No one was injured in the incident.

An 18-year-old Mount Vernon man, a 19-year-old Mount Vernon woman and a 20-year-old Burlington man were arrested late Saturday at a residence in Burlington, according to Kristin Banfield, assistant city administrator for Arlington.

The three were being held in the Snohomish County Jail on Sunday on suspicion of robbery and theft and on other outstanding warrants, Banfield said.

At 5:30 p.m. Saturday, three people entered the Arlington RiteAid at 172nd Street NE and Smokey Point Boulevard, brandished a handgun and demanded OxyContin from the pharmacy staff, according to police.

The staff handed over 2,400 doses of OxyContin, a narcotic pain reliever, with a street value estimated at more than $100,000, Banfield said.

The suspects surrendered peacefully about 9:30 p.m., she said. Clothing, handguns, a large quantity of narcotics and the stolen OxyContin were all recovered from the home, Banfield said.

Lynnwood: Four people hurt when cars collide

Four people were injured, two seriously, after two cars collided in Lynnwood on Sunday, according to police.

The accident was reported at 2:19 p.m. at the intersection of 196th Street SW and 48th Avenue W., Lynnwood police spokeswoman Shannon Sessions said.

A white car traveling west on 196th Street SW, being driven by an 18-year-old Edmonds woman, was turning left onto 48th Avenue W. when it and a green car traveling eastbound collided, Sessions said.

The green car, driven by a 19-year-old Edmonds man, might have been speeding, Sessions said.

All four of the injured were the passengers in the white car. Two were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, two to Stevens Hospital in Edmonds.

Neither driver was injured and the driver of the green car was traveling alone, Sessions said.

A third vehicle, a truck, clipped the rear of the white car trying to avoid the collision, Sessions said. No one in the truck was injured.

No more information was available Sunday.

From Herald staff reports

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