NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. (AP) - A man has been sentenced to at least a year in prison after he pleaded guilty to being an accomplice in a New Hampshire robbery attempt described as a fake-bomb scheme to get prescription medication.
Prosecutors said 22-year-old Brian Lewis drove the car and helped make the fake bomb out of a metal broom, wires and a video game console. Another man, Stanley Sousa, wore it in February as he walked up to the pharmacy window at Walgreens in West Lebanon and demanded drugs. The pharmacist refused and called 911.
The Valley News reports Lewis apologized in Grafton Superior Court on Monday. He said he's in drug counseling and is receiving treatment for mental health issues.
Sousa pleaded guilty to attempted robbery and is serving a three-to-10-year sentence.
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