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TN ranks top five in nation for pharmacy robberies

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WBIR - A new report puts Tennessee in the top five nationwide for pharmacy robberies.

Tara Moore, a pharmacist for Belew Drug Asheville Highway, said she is not surprised Tennessee made the top five.

"Tennessee ranks as one of the top states in the country in the volume of controlled prescriptions that we dispense to patients. So when you dispense narcotics and controlled drugs in large quantities to many, many people, you end up getting into the situation where people are desperate to get drugs that can't get them and you end up having robberies," Moore said.

Before Belew Drug moved to the Asheville Highway location in Fall 2010, the previous pharmacy had been robbed earlier that year.

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