Greensboro woman accused of robbing drugs from pharmacy, leading police on chase

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Tonya Michelle Lawson, 38, of Greensboro

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A Greensboro woman is accused of robbing drugs from a Thomasville pharmacy and leading authorities on a car chase for several miles.

Tonya Michelle Lawson, 38, faces charges of robbery with a dangerous weapon and felonious speeding to elude.

The suspect is accused of entering the Rite Aid at 901 Randolph St. and showing an employee a note that indicated that she had a gun.

Authorities said the suspect demanded all the Suboxone strips and left with about $750 worth of Suboxone.

Employees provided police with a description of the suspect’s getaway vehicle. Thomasville Police Sergeant J.W. Elgin spotted the vehicle at E. Holly Hill Road and NC 62, according to police.

Lawson is accused of leading authorities on an eight mile chase before they were able to get her to stop near Exit 113 for Hwy 62.

The suspect was jailed in Davidson County under a $100,000 secured bond and has court planned for later this month.

Police said Lawson has been linked to three other Rite Aid robberies in High Point, Archdale, and Greensboro.