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TUCSON, AZ (AP) -

A man who admitting to robbing a series of drugstores in the Tucson area to get a prescription painkiller has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The Arizona Daily Star reports that 57-year-old Robert Federico Gutierrez had pleaded guilty to three armed robbery charges.

Gutierrez told a probation officer he became addicted to oxycodone after hurting his shoulder doing masonry work.

Authorities say Gutierrez handed notes to pharmacy employees demanding drugs and sometimes threatened them with a gun.

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