Couple Plead Guilty to Robbing Walmart Pharmacy
Gregory and Lindsey Dalrymple, the married couple accused of robbing the Walmart pharmacy in Lower Nazareth, plead guilty to robbery.
The husband and wife team accused in an August gunpoint robbery of the Wal-Mart pharmacy in Lower Nazareth Township pleaded guilty Monday to felony robbery charges.
Lindsey A. Dalrymple, 29, of 525 Avenue F in Stroudsburg, and her husband, Gregory Dalrymple, 30, of 18 N. 11th St., Easton, negotiated a plea deal, court records say.
Judge Edward Smith ordered both to undergo drug, alcohol and mental health evaluations before sentencing on April 29. The Dalrymples remain in Northampton County Prison in lieu of $150,000 each, court records say.
According to police, Gregory Dalrymple walked behind the pharmacy counter of the Walmart at about 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6, brandished a black handgun and demanded the pharmacist fill up a bag with Fentanyl -- a narcotic painkiller that is 100 times more potent than morphine.
After the pharmacist filled the bag with two boxes of Fentanyl patches and more than 1,000 bottled oxycodone pills, Gregory Dalrymple ran out of the store and into the passenger side of an idling, gold-colored sedan.
According to Lindsey Dalrymple's arrest affidavit, she was waiting in the driver’s seat of a gold Chevy Cobalt the couple had borrowed from Gregory’s grandmother. Lindsey drove them back to Easton, where she emptied the contents of the bag and disposed of all the packaging.
Acting on a tip, Easton police raided Gregory Dalrymple’s apartment on Aug. 8, but he was not home. He turned himself into police two weeks later.
The affidavit also says:
- Both Gregory and Lindsey had “severe addictions to Fentanyl.” A Walmart surveillance video showed Lindsey Dalrymple at the pharmacy counter the day before the robbery trying to get a prescription filled.
- The pharmacist refused to fill the prescription because he noted an “excess number” of Fentanyl prescriptions being filled in Gregory Dalrymple’s name. Lindsey Dalrymple became irate and left the store.
- When Lindsey went home, she told Gregory how they could get more Fentanyl -- by committing a robbery. At the time, Lindsey Dalrymple was suffering from withdrawal symptoms.
- Gregory Dalrymple told police he felt sympathetic to his wife’s needs and felt responsible for her drug addiction, so he agreed to commit the robbery.
According to a report in The Express-Times, Lindsey Dalrymple assisted with the robbery because, "You're either going to get your ass beat, or you're going to do what you're told."
She added that her husband tried to have her "shanked" in prison, the report says. Lindsey Dalrymple's allegations aren't true, according to Assistant District Attorney Patricia Fuentes Mulqueen.