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Man charged after falling through roof of Harris Teeter to get to pharmacy

Gary 'Thomas' White (Source: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office) Gary 'Thomas' White (Source: New Hanover County Sheriff's Office)

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A 22-year-old is behind bars after authorities with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office say he hid in a ceiling and broke into a grocery store's pharmacy.  

Gary Thomas White, who goes by Thomas, has been charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, trafficking in opium and possession of schedule III after sheriff's deputies say he entered the pharmacy at the Beau Rivage Harris Teeter around 4 a.m. Monday.

He got in by entering the janitorial room next door, where he climbed up a shelf, removed a ceiling tile and got inside. Once he was inside the pharmacy, he grabbed bottles of Hydrocodone and put them in his jacket pocket.

White set off the pharmacy's alarm, and when deputies arrived to investigate, they arrested him.

White remains in jail under a $5,000 bond.

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