Maryland men charged with pharmacy and cell phone store burglaries

Smith, left and Janney

Delaware State Police identified and charged two Maryland men in connection with overnight burglaries that took place in August.

On Sunday, August 19, between the hours of 3:07 a.m. and3:26 a.m., troopers were called to five burglaries to businesses on Naamans Road near Wilmington.

A sixth burglary came an hour later at approximately 4:44 a.m. in the Newark area. The businesses targeted consisted of pharmacies and cellular phone stores.

Detectives were able to link Anthony Smith, 32 of Bowie, MD and Stefon Janey, 26 of Upper Marlboro MD, to all six burglaries.

During the course of the burglary investigation detectives obtained evidence which also linked Smith and Janey to three incidents that occurred in May that were being investigated by the Delaware State Police Drug Diversion Unit.

In these incidents, Smith and Janey were believed to be able to make access to the pharmacies at three Acme grocery stores located in New Castle County, during normal business hours, and make off with prescription medications.

On Thursday, December 6, Smith was extradited from Virginia to Delaware and while at Troop 2 he was formally charged and then arraigned in Justice of the Peace Court 2. He was then committed to the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in lieu of $61,000.00 secured bail.

Janey is currently being detained in Prince Georges County MD, pending extradition back to Delaware at which time he will be formally charged.

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