WARREN - A local man is expected to be sentenced to 30 months behind bars after pleading guilty Friday to a charge of robbery along with drug charges.
A prosecutor said Cory Campman, 23, 183 Kenilworth Ave., opted to plead guilty just before his case was set for a suppression hearing before Common Pleas Judge Andrew Logan.
The plea deal calls for the agreed sentence of 30 months, according to assistant county prosecutor Chris Becker.
The suppression would have focused on the confession that Campman gave to Weathersfield police after robbing the Walgreens at 2249 Youngstown Warren Road on Feb. 28.
Campman, who remains free on $25,000 bond pending sentencing, also pleaded guilty to two counts of aggravated possession of drugs and tampering with evidence since he flushed some of the 70 prescription pills he got at the pharmacy down a toilet. He will undergo a pre-sentence investigation.
Police reports state that Campman told police he threatened to shoot a pharmacist and was fighting off sickness because of his heroin addiction that made him "dope sick."
He first went to Walgreens and left before returning later.
He handed an employee a note that said "Roxy 30's Opana 40's - I have a gun do not fight," referring to two types of prescription drugs and the milligram level of the drugs, police said. The employee handed the note to the pharmacist, who filled the prescription.
Campman then ran.
Weathersfield and Niles police formed a perimeter around the area, and a K9 officer tracked Campman to the rear of the Villa Arms Motel, 111 Youngstown Warren Road, where officers reported seeing a man peek out a window, the report states.
Campman answered the door with white residue around his right nostril and upper lip, police said.
Campman told Weathersfield police Chief Joseph P. Consiglio that he didn't have a gun when he robbed the store. He also told officers that he held his hand in his pocket while robbing the store in order to make employees there think he had a gun.
He told Consiglio that he snorted five pills and, when he saw police in the area, flushed the rest down the toilet.