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Man pleads guilty to stealing thousands of pills from Colorado Springs area pharmacy

Nearly 7,000 narcotics and other medications taken
Posted at 2:37 PM, Jul 12, 2019

DENVER — Federal prosecutors say 21-year-old Dewayne Scott, from Colorado Springs, pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of pills from a pharmacy.

According to the plea agreement, Scott admitted to burglarizing The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy on North Wahsatch Street, around 3 a.m. on August 22, 2017, with four others. In total, the group stole: 540 Oxycontin pills, 2569 Hydrocodone pills, 69 Percocet pills, 120 Morphine Sulphate pills, 440 Tramadol pills, 618 Hydromorphone pills, 340 Adderal pills, 145 Oxycodone pills, 676 Oxymorphone pills, and 1277 Dextroamphetamine pills. Those stolen drugs are valued at $18,029. Scott and the others also stole other types of medication, bringing the total loss to the pharmacy to $27, 298.

Investigators found surveillance footage that showed Scott leaving the pharmacy carrying a white trash can. Scott tripped over a parking lot divider and several pill bottles spilled out. He picked most of them up before leaving the scene.

Scott was arrested on October 18, 2017, for the burglary of a Two Men and a Truck in Colorado Springs. That burglary took place on October 9. The day he was arrested, the FBI interviewed Scott and determined he was one of the men responsible for the pharmacy burglary.

Scott pleaded guilty to the burglary on July 10. He was taken into custody after the change of plea hearing and is scheduled for sentencing on September 26.