A man accused of stealing a bottle of oxycontin from an Apopka drug store swallowed nearly 100 pills shortly before his arrest.
Apopka police said Ashely Warren Holmes, 35, held up a CVS clerk at gunpoint around 5:30 this morning demanding the drugs.
The employee turned over the white pill bottle with 100 oxycontin pills and then called 911.
Minutes later, officers in the area found Holmes running down the street, eating the pills. All but one of the pills had been ingested, police said.
Holmes was taken to Florida Hospital Apopka and later booked into the Orange County Jail.
He is facing several charges including robbery with a firearm or weapon, resisting arrest, destruction of evidence and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.