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A Davenport man who pleaded guilty to taking 940 hydromorphone pills from a Walgreens pharmacy in January was given a deferred judgment and placed on two years of probation Wednesday.

Chad Morgan Fairchild, 23, must obtain substance abuse and mental health evaluations within the next 90 days and follow through with any recommended treatment and pay $515.12 in restitution under the terms of his probation, Judge Stuart Werling ordered.

A civil penalty of $1,000 also was assessed, and he must pay court-appointed attorney fees, according to court records.

If Fairchild successfully completes his probation, the conviction will not be entered on his record.

Fairchild pleaded guilty to second-degree burglary in March. In exchange for his plea, Scott County prosecutors dismissed an additional charge of first-degree theft.

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.

Police say Fairchild jumped over the pharmacy counter, 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 police.

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, according to police.

He had approximately 940 pills of hydromorphone, an opioid pain medication, in his possession, according to police. Fairchild did not have a valid prescription for the painkillers, according to police.

Officers also recovered clothes worn during the incident.

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