Red Deer man handed 10-year sentence for armed robbery

A 48-year-old Red Deer man has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars for his part in the armed robbery of an Olds Rexall drugstore last year.

A 48-year-old Red Deer man has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars for his part in the armed robbery of an Olds Rexall drugstore last year.

Stanley Chad Cox was convicted of 45 charges, including robbery with a firearm, disguised with intent to commit a robbery, pointing a firearm and numerous other weapons charges and two counts of possession of a substance in Calgary Court of Queen’s Bench last Friday. He was also given a lifetime weapons prohibition.

On Feb. 1, 2011, just before 6 p.m., two masked suspects walked into the pharmacy. One was armed with a long-barrelled weapon and the other had a handgun.

They walked towards the rear of the store and gathered up an employee along the way.

RCMP said the suspects made off with a large amount of oxycontin, amphetamines, morphine and codeine. No one was injured in the robbery.

Cox’s son, Tyler Cox, is already serving 4 1/2 years in prison for his role in the same robbery.

The two men were arrested on Feb. 12, 2011, after police executed a search warrant on a home in the South Hill area of Red Deer.

Police seized 10 firearms, including some with altered barrels, a quantity of ammunition and a variety of prescription drugs.