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Man Dresses Up As Police Officer, Tries To Steal Drugs

A man steals a police uniform and tries to access drugs at a pharmacy

Johnny Ray Wilson
Johnny Ray Wilson, Santa Rosa County Jail

On Tuesday, April 4th, 34-year-old Johnny Ray Wilson was arrested after he stole a police uniform and tried to access medications from a pharmacy at a Target in Milton, Florida.

Johnny was staying at his friend's home, who used to work as a Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office deputy. Johnny allegedly stole the man's firearm, two magazines and an old uniform. He asked to borrow his friend's car and drove it to Target whilst wearing the uniform.

Johnny entered the store, he stood in front of the medication aisle at the pharmacy department and began to take pictures of the lot numbers of the products. He asked the pharmacy employee if he could access the drug Suboxone. The pharmacy worker refused and stated that she needed a letter detailing why he would need the drug, Johnny said he would return the next day with a letter from the sheriff.

Security footage of the incident showed Johnny walking toward Publix with a pair of pants and a soda from Target, both items he didn't pay for Publix employees claim that Johnny tried to do something similar in their store.

Police were called and waited for Johnny at his friend's home, when he arrived the police began to arrest the suspect but he began to have a seizure-like episode. The police took him to a local hospital. He was unrestrained at the medical center, he attempted to flee through a side exit but was caught. He was cleared of any medical problems and re-arrested.

The police discovered a crack pipe, lighter, crack cocaine, marijuana, Suboxone, a drug identified as Baclofen, three spoons with burn marks and drug residue, multiple baggies and a lighter, in the vehicle Johnny was driving in.

Johnny Ray Wilson was charged with impersonating an officer, grand theft, grand theft of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, possession of a weapon by a felon, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a new legend drug, theft, driving without a license, possession of marijuana and escaping. He is being held in Santa Rosa County Jail on a $76,500 bond.

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