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St. Peters Teen Targeted Elderly With Drugs to Feed Prescription Habit

O'Fallon Police said Alex Stigall and Jermel Higgins worked together to identify an older person getting a prescription they wanted, and Stigall grabbed the medication in the O'Fallon Walmart parking lot.

Two teens worked together to grab a prescription from a 69-year-old woman after she left the Walmart pharmacy in O’Fallon.

Patch reported earlier that Alex Michael Stigall, 18, of the 4000 block of Southridge Drive in St. Peters, and Jermel Higgins, 18, of the 300 block of San Juan Drive in St. Charles, were charged Thursday for physically taking property from a victim.

O’Fallon Police said Stigall and Higgins sat in the Walmart pharmacy at 1307 Highway K, and Higgins pointed out a woman who was getting a prescription they wanted.

Stigall followed her out to the parking lot, came up behind her, ripped the bag out of the 69-year-old woman’s hands and ran off towards his car, police said. He later hid the prescription in a bush near his car, parked at Advance Auto Parts, 1371 Highway K, according to a court document.

O’Fallon Police said officers found broken white pills, marijuana and drug-related items in Stigall’s car.

Police said Stigall admitted to using prescription medication on a regular basis, and found photos of prescription bottles on his cell phone. The prescriptions did not belong to him, police said.

According to a court document, he targeted elderly people to feed his prescription drug habit.

Stigall and Higgins are being held in St. Charles County Corrections. Bail was set at $25,000 each, cash only.

For more crime information on St. Peters Patch, see the following articles:

  • Two Teens Charged After Stealing Prescription Medication

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