According to authorities, Adams conspired together with separately charged defendants David Best and Carlos Martinez to burglarize the pharmacy on Sept. 26-27, 2012.
Adams drove Best and Martinez to the pharmacy. Best first broke into the Chinese restaurant next door, and from there, bore through the wall of the restaurant into the pharmacy. Once inside the pharmacy, Best stole the prescription drugs, including oxycodone and oxymorphone, a news release said.
While Best was inside the pharmacy, authorities said Martinez served as a “lookout” outside the pharmacy. Best then left the pharmacy, and Adams, the “getaway” driver, drove Martinez and Best away from the pharmacy. The three later split the drugs.
Adams passed a number of fake oxycodone prescriptions at pharmacies in the area, then provided the drugs to Best, who later resold the oxycodone, a news release said.
Law enforcement from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office also made an undercover purchase of oxycodone from Adams in July 2013.
Martinez pleaded guilty earlier this week to burglarizing the pharmacy. David Best has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.
Adams is scheduled to be sentenced on April 30 and faces on each count a total of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.