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RAW INTERVIEW: Pharmacy Robbery Suspect Talks About Drug Problem In Spokane

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Spokane Police arrested 23-year-old Dale Cusick in connection to a pharmacy robbery earlier this year Spokane Police arrested 23-year-old Dale Cusick in connection to a pharmacy robbery earlier this year
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Last Thursday, Spokane Police announced the arrest of Jacy Thomson and Phillip Powlus in a string of pharmacy robberies dating back to the beginning of the year. Days later, investigators made two more arrests including 23-year-old Dale Cusick for Second Degree Robbery.

Cusick says he's addicted to prescription painkillers but didn't have to rob any pharmacies because painkillers like oxycontin are easy to get through the mail.

A self professed drug dealer and addict, Cusick says he's been hooked on prescription painkillers he calls "oxys" for the last three years. He said he takes up to 40 pills a day and it's common for suppliers to mail or ship oxys from other states because prices for the pills are higher here than anywhere else.

Cusick says people he sells oxy's to don't think it's an addiction.

Even though he considers himself an addict and a dealer, he says he did not rob any pharmacies.

His arraignment is scheduled for February 11, 2014.

WARNING: The raw interview contains graphic language. 



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