A Davenport man pleaded guilty Friday to second-degree burglary after police say he jumped over the counter of a Walgreens pharmacy and took 940 hydromorphone pills.
Chad Morgan Fairchild, 23, faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced May 10.
In a plea agreement filed Friday, Scott County prosecutors wrote that they will not oppose probation but will recommend that Fairchild obtain a substance abuse evaluation and follow through with recommended treatment.
Just before 5 a.m. Jan. 16, Davenport police responded to the Walgreens, 1525 E. Kimberly Road, for a report of a robbery at the pharmacy.
According to an arrest affidavit filed by Davenport police, Fairchild jumped over the pharmacy counter and demanded painkillers and ordered an employee not to walk away from him. The employee placed the pills into a plastic store bag, and Fairchild took it from her hand, according to the affidavit.
The employee was in fear for her life during the incident, the affidavit stated.
Officers who responded to the store spotted a person, later identified as Fairchild, matching the description of the suspect on the bike trail near Eastern Avenue.
He had approximately 940 pills of hydromorphone, an opioid pain medication, in his possession, according to the affidavit. Fairchild did not have a valid prescription for the painkillers, according to the affidavit.
Police also recovered clothes worn during the incident.