Police say suspect claimed to have a gun, demanded Oxycontin
by: Photo submitted Michael Lee Fahlman, 28, of Milwaukie was arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with the robbery of the Milwaukie Walgreens pharmacy earlier that day.

Police detectives arrested a Milwaukie man Wednesday afternoon in connection with a robbery earlier that day of the Walgreens pharmacy in Milwaukie.

Michael Lee Fahlman, 28, was arrested by Milwaukie police on robbery and possession of controlled substance charges and taken to the Clackamas County Jail. Officials said a police dog found evidence in a search Wednesday that led them to investigate Fahlman as a suspect.

Milwaukie Police Officer Ulli Neitch said the incident occurred at about 5 a.m. Wednesday morning at the pharmacy, 10903 S.E. Oak St., when a white adult male described as wearing a "military green hoody and silver basketball-style shorts" handed the pharmacist a threatening note indicating he had a gun and demanding Oxycontin.

The suspect was last seen leaving through the front doors of the pharmacy to the parking lot. A police perimeter was set up and Clackamas County officers with police dogs searched the area but did not locate the suspect at that time.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is being asked to contact the Milwaukie Police Department at 503-786-7500.

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