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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Old Orchard Beach Man Sentenced to 9 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 Billy
Schildroth, 37, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by
Judge Nancy Torresen to nine years in prison and three years of supervised release for pharmacy
robbery. He pled guilty on August 1, 2014.

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

In rendering the sentence, Judge Torresen noted the danger Schildroth’s actions posed to
both the pharmacist and the community and Schildroth’s criminal history that included a
residential burglary and two drug trafficking convictions.

On October 8, 2014, Desmarais was sentenced to 2½ years for aiding and abetting
pharmacy robbery.

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

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Updated January 26, 2015