State Attorney Bill Eddins announced today that Joseph Daniel Flowers was sentenced by Judge Gary Bergosh to a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years state prison. Flowers was convicted in October 2012 by an Escambia County Jury of Robbery with a Firearm, three Counts of Trafficking in Illegal Drugs, and three Counts of Possession of Controlled
Flowers was charged with robbing Scott’s Pharmacy in Molino. Flowers entered the store dressed in black house shoes, a blue bathrobe, yellow dishwasher gloves, and with boxer shorts on his head. He was also carrying a firearm wrapped in a plastic bag. During the course of the robbery, Flowers took more than 80 prescription bottles containing thousands
of dollars worth of narcotics. After he exited the pharmacy, he ran behind the building where he was picked up by co-defendant Krystal Collins.
Witnesses inside the store were able to identify Flowers based on the fact that he was a frequent customer of the pharmacy.
Co-defendant Krystal Collins was also tried, convicted and sentenced to 25 years state prison in July 2011 for her role in the robbery.
The investigated and arrest were conducted by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant State Attorney Jeff Gaddy prosecuted the case.