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

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Biddeford Man Sentenced to 2½ Years for Pharmacy Robbery

Contact: Michael J. Conley
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Kyle
Desmarais, 32, of Biddeford, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy
Torresen to 2 ½ years in prison for pharmacy robbery. Desmarais pleaded guilty to the charge
on June 20, 2014.

According to court records, 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.

Schildroth pleaded guilty on August 1, 2014 and is scheduled to be sentenced on
November 18, 2014. Schildroth faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Old
Orchard Beach Police Department.

Updated January 26, 2015