Old Orchard man pleads guilty to helping rob pharmacy in February

Posted June 20, 2014, at 6:35 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — An Old Orchard Beach man Friday waived indictment and pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting a pharmacy robbery earlier this year, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

By pleading guilty Kyle Desmarais, 33, admitted that he drove Billy Schildroth, 37, of Old Orchard Beach on Feb. 13 to a Rite Aid pharmacy in Old Orchard Beach so that he could rob it.

Desmarais’ sentencing date has not been set. He is being held without bail.

Schildroth absconded with Oxycontin and Suboxone after putting his hand inside his coat and telling the pharmacist that he had “a gun and five bullets,” according to a press release issued Friday.

Schildroth also told the pharmacist not to alert anyone or he would shoot the pharmacist in the face.

He has pleaded not guilty to robbery involving a controlled substance and is awaiting trial. Schildroth is being held without bail.

Both men face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.