Middletown woman sent to prison for pharmacy robbery

6:14 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 Middletown

A Middletown woman has been sentenced to prison for the January robbery of a CVS pharmacy, where she got away with 2,000 Percocet pills.

Bethany Scott, 26, of the 200 block of Woodlawn Avenue, was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday by Butler County Common Pleas Judge Jennifer McElfresh.

Scott pleaded guilty last month to robbery and aggravated possession of drugs. She faced a maximum of 11 years in prison.

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Scott, wearing a mask and holding a fake gun, walked into the Breiel Boulevard store on Jan. 30 and told the pharmacist, “Give me all the Percocets and no one will get hurt,” according to prosecutors and Middletown police.

A search of her residence one day later turned up 1,600 of the pills and cash.

In April, Scott, asked McElfresh to reduce her $200,000 bond and release her from the Butler County Jail on her own recognizance due to her pregnancy.

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McElfresh denied lowering of bond, noting it was revealed Scott continued to use Percocet and Xanax during her pregnancy.

According to jail officials, Scott did deliver her baby at an area hospital and then returned to jail.

After pleading guilty in May, Scott again asked that her bond be reduced so she could spend time with her young children. Again, McElfresh denied her request.