Old Orchard Beach man pleads guilty to robbing pharmacy

Posted Aug. 01, 2014, at 12:38 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — An Old Orchard Beach man could spend two decades in prison after he pled guilty to a pharmacy robbery charge on Friday.

A sentencing date has not been set for Billy Schildroth, 37, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

Schildroth pled guilty in U.S. District Court before Judge Nancy Torresen.

Schildroth is accused of robbing a Rite Aid pharmacy in Old Orchard Beach on Feb. 13, according to court documents.

Another man, Kyle Desmarais, drove Schildroth to the pharmacy so Schildroth could rob it, according to court documents. After getting oxycodone and suboxone, Schildroth put his hand inside his coat and told a pharmacist he had a gun, and he made threats to shoot the pharmacist in the face.

Desmarais pled guilty to aiding and abetting pharmacy robbery in June.

In addition to jail time, Schildroth faces a fine of up to $250,000.

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