SANTA FE (WBTW) -- New Mexico authorities suspect a former Georgetown County sheriff's lieutenant in a pair of pharmacy robberies.
Santa Fe Police say 43-year-old George William Smith held up one pharmacy... and tried to rob a second... to get the drug oxycodone.
Officials say Smith's wife, who is a Santa Fe prosecutor, called authorities after she saw a photo during a TV news story about the robberies.
Smith, who was a Georgetown deputy for 15 years until 2009, then fled the couple's home. He was found unconscious in an Albuquerque hotel room and has been hospitalized.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office told the Associated Press that Smith was found at midday Saturday in an Albuquerque hotel.
Lt. William Pacheco told the Albuquerque Journal that local police were called to check on a man and found Smith in a room. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition and is being treated for a narcotics overdose.
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