St. Louis Couple Gets Jail Time, $1 Million Fine for Selling Stolen Meds at South City Store

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Xtra Wholesale was selling whatever people could steal from CVS and Walgreens, according to the FBI.
A St. Louis couple will spend a combined eight years in prison and pay more than $1 million in restitution for selling over-the-counter drugs and other items stolen from Walgreens and CVS pharmacies at their Clifton Heights store.

Christian Ounanian and Gina Vogel paid people to steal from drug stores so they could sell the goods at their own shop, Xtra Wholesale, 6008 Southwest Avenue, near Sublette Park, between 2007 and September 2012, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh sentenced Ounanian, 43, to 63 months in prison Wednesday. Vogel, 38, was sentenced to 42 months in prison in March. The couple will also have to pay $1,008,890 in restitution.

See also: Missouri Stolen Dog Case Goes Viral: Man Offers Thieves Car if They Return His Pug "Dugout"

Ounanian and Vogel pleaded guilty to a felony count of conspiracy to transmit stolen goods and a felony count of interstate transportation of stolen goods.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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Jeremy Sneed
Jeremy Sneed

Thank the drug co for raping the system.

Dan Blake
Dan Blake

Does anyone know if they Were they renters or do they own that building?

Wesley Daniels
Wesley Daniels

um, and why is what's-his-name (sorry, i just moved back to MO) serving life in prison for weed?

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

yaaaaa... if we could just stop those greedy rich guys on wall street to stop causing all the problems.

Ed Chris Bender
Ed Chris Bender

Where these low life people getting $1 million to pay a fine? Hopefully the authorities won't let them out of jail till their attorney arranges payment.

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