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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Augusta Man Pleads Guilty to Pharmacy Robbery Charge

Contact: F. Todd Lowell
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Lance M. Szady, 26, of Augusta, Maine pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to pharmacy robbery.

Court records show that on September 2, 2014, Dominic J. Pomerleau robbed the Rite Aid Pharmacy located on Hospital Street in Augusta, Maine.  He approached the pharmacy counter with a note that demanded oxycodone and absconded with three bottles of oxycodone.  Szady had driven Pomerleau to the pharmacy and waited for Pomerleau while Pomerleau committed the robbery.  Szady drove Pomerleau and a female passenger, Nicole A. Breton, to Breton’s residence in Chelsea.  All three spent the night at that residence and they consumed many of the pills that were taken in the robbery.  Pomerleau pleaded guilty on January 23, 2015, to attempted pharmacy robbery and pharmacy robbery.  On February 9, 2015, Breton pleaded guilty to being an accessory after the fact to pharmacy robbery.

Szady faces up to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and restitution.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Augusta Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Updated February 11, 2015