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Report: Woman charged in NE Tennessee pharmacy robbery claimed abduction by masked woman with gun, bomb

Jeff Bobo, NET News Service • May 22, 2014 at 2:38 PM

BULLS GAP — A woman who initially claimed a masked woman holding a gun and an explosive forced her to be the driver during the April 12 Bulls Gap Pharmacy robbery later allegedly admitted she willingly participated in the robbery.

The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office is now looking for the woman who actually performed the robbery, as well as the robber's mother. That robbery netted the suspects 672 oxycodone pills and $1,290 in cash.

Brandy Janet Smelcer, 48, 4230 Mt. Carmel Road, Mosheim, was arrested Monday on one count of aggravated robbery, although she had become a suspect the day of the robbery.

Our partners at the Kingsport Times-News have more on the case.

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