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Former Georgetown Co. deputy suspect in NM robbery

SANTA FE, NM (AP) - A former South Carolina sheriff's lieutenant is suspected of robbing a Santa Fe, NM, pharmacy at gunpoint and trying to rob a second pharmacy of the potent narcotic Oxycodone.

Police in Santa Fe say 43-year-old George William Smith is married to a Santa Fe prosecutor. They say Assistant District Attorney Dorie Biagianti-Smith called authorities and confronted her husband after recognizing him on a television news broadcast about the Monday and Tuesday robberies.

The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Smith fled the couple's home and remained a fugitive Thursday night.

District Attorney Angela Pacheco says the alleged crimes show prescription drug addiction can affect anyone.

A Rio Arriba County, NM, Sheriff's Office spokesman says Smith listed South Carolina's Georgetown County Sheriff's Office as his previous employer.

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