FEB 19 (BRIDGEPORT, Conn.) - John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that David Haney, 52, of Marlborough, waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to robbing five Connecticut pharmacies last year.
On November 22, 2013, Haney was arrested on a criminal complaint charging him with the armed robbery of a CVS store located at 525 Buckland Road in South Windsor. At approximately 7:45 p.m. on September 25, 2013, Haney entered the store and proceeded to the pharmacy counter. He then asked for the pharmacist by name, showed the pharmacist a firearm that was in his waistband and demanded oxycodone pills. The pharmacist gave Haney more than 2000 oxycodone pills of different strengths and Haney exited the store.
Haney pleaded guilty today to one count of interference with commerce by robbery related to the South Windsor CVS robbery. In pleading guilty, Haney also admitted that he committed similar robberies at a Walgreens on Hebron Avenue in Glastonbury on September 15, 2013, a Walgreens on Main Street in Meriden on October 3, 2013, a CVS on Main Street in East Hartford on October 11, 2013, and a Walgreens on Talcottville Road in Vernon on November 9, 2013.
Judge Underhill has scheduled sentencing for May 14, 2014, at which time Haney faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.
Haney has been detained since his arrest.
This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Drug Enforcement Administration and the South Windsor, East Hartford, Meriden, Vernon, and Manchester Police Departments, with the assistance of other state and local law enforcement agencies.