LAUDERDALE COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) — Three people are behind bars after trying to burglarize a Shoals pharmacy overnight.
This is the third break-in at Greenhill Pharmacy since the business opened in 2008.
However, this time the Lauderdale County Sheriff says the suspects were not after prescription pills or cash.
“They were looking for Sudafed to make meth with and that`s what they were after, the cold medicine,” said Sheriff Ronnie Willis.
Shortly after the break in, deputies stopped a car speeding down the street.
“He noticed tools in the floorboard of the vehicle, they were burglary tools,” said Sheriff Willis. The sheriff says the detective found a ball bat and crow bars. “Once he started talking to the driver, they said they knocked the window out at the pharmacy.”
Angela Franks and a 17-year-old boy were inside the car.
“I think they knew they caught so they went ahead and told the truth,” said Sheriff Willis.
All three suspects are charged with attempted burglary and possession of burglary tools, which makes the crime a felony.