A Utah man recently arrested has pleaded guilty to robbing a pharmacy for Xanax using a firearm.
The man, identified as 31-year-oldBrad Thayne Bingham has admitted to having robbed the Intermountain Healthcare Instacare Pharmacy back in March using a gun to scare employees and making off with Xanax Pills valued at $756 USD after he had called them many times the previous day enquiring about the availability of the pills.
Police say that after conducting an investigation into the matter, they found surveillance that helped them identify the perpetrator and conducted a search on his residence, where they found Postal Service and FedEx packages containing alprazolam he is suspected of having ordered from the darkweb. Their further investigations were supported by finding records of the purchases on his mobile phone, which showed that Bingham had made orders of about $5,700 dollars in Alprazolam (Xanax) of the drug on darkweb platforms.
An official mugshot of Bingham as taken by Cache County Police
He was offered a deal in exchange for the guilty admission and Prosecutors took off a Possession charge after he agreed to pled guilty to Third-Degree Possession of a Firearm by a Restricted Person, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, and Robbery in the Second Degree.
He was arrested riding a bicycle outside his house and had on his person at the time of his arrest, a .45 caliberhandgun he was unauthorized to carry. They also found the clothes he allegedly wore to the robbery and the missing Xanax.
He is currently being held without bail at the Cache County Jail and his sentencing has been slated for May 18th.