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August 1, 2014

Old Orchard Beach Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery

PORTLAND, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Billy Schildroth, 37, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court before Judge Nancy Torresen to pharmacy robbery.

According to court records and evidence introduced at the plea hearing, on February 13, 2014, Kyle 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.

On June 20, 2014, Desmarais pled guilty to aiding and abetting pharmacy robbery.

Schildroth 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.

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