Old Orchard Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery
PORTLAND, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Kyle Desmarais, 33, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court before Judge Nancy Torresen to aiding and abetting pharmacy robbery.
According to court records and evidence introduced at the plea hearing, on February 13, 2014, Desmarais drove Billy Schildroth to a Rite Aid pharmacy located in Old Orchard Beach, so that Schildroth could rob the pharmacy. Schildroth absconded with Oxycontin (oxycodone) and Suboxone (buprenorphine) after putting his hand inside his coat and telling the pharmacist that he had “a gun and five bullets” and not to alert anyone or he would shoot the pharmacist in the face. After the robbery, Desmarais drove Schildroth away knowing that he had committed the robbery.
On June 3, 2014, Schildroth was indicted for the pharmacy robbery and awaits trial. An indictment is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed to be innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
Desmarais faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Old Orchard Beach Police Department.