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Oxy dealer, pharmacy robber pleads guilty

An OxyContin dealer who helped rob two pharmacies faces at least five years in prison after pleading guilty to five felonies Tuesday.

 Aaron M. Weyrauch, 28, has been in jail since Sept. 15 after he led Spokane police on a chase through the South Hill, abandoned his car then was arrested in the back of another car with his robbery accomplice, Dustin J. Rockstrom and his roommate, Dalen J. McMillon.

Rockstrom, 27, was sentenced in March to 13 months in prison for two counts of second-degree robbery for pill heists at the Shopko at 4515 S. Regal St. on Aug. 24, then the Rite Aid across the street on Sept. 5.  Weyrauch was his getaway driver.

Weyrauch pleaded guilty Tuesday to two counts of attempted second-degree robbery, two counts of delivery of a controlled substance (OxyContin) and one count of attempting to elude police.

The plea deal with Deputy Prosecutor Dale Nagy amended the original second-degree robbery charges and will recommend a judge sentence Weyrauch to 60 months in prison, the low end of his standard sentencing range for the robbery charges. He could be sentenced to as many as 120 months.

The drug-dealing charges are related to transactions with a confidential informant on Sept. 8 and Sept. 10. McMillon, 27, also is charged in those incidents. He’s out of jail on bond.

Weyrauch remains in jail awaiting sentencing. Weyrauch’s convictions include second-degree unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful imprisonment (domestic violence) and third-degree domestic violence assault, second degree possession of stolen property and conspiracy to possess a controlled substance - cocaine.

Before his criminal activity made the paper, Weyrauch was profiled in the Spokesman-Review Valley Voice as a successful skier who qualified for the Junior Olympics. A ski coach was impressed with Weyrauch’s dedication to the sport. Read the story from 1997 here.

Past coverage:

March 9: Wigged OxyContin robber gets 13 months

March 3: Suspect’s roomie accused of selling Oxy

Nov. 18: Another charge for Oxy robbery suspect

Sept. 22: Searching for robber, police find possible Oxy ring

Suspect’s roomie accused of selling Oxy

The former roommate of a man charged with robbing two pharmacies for OxyContin last fall is accused of selling the drug but hasn’t been located by police.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for tips that help arrest Dalen J. McMillon, 27.

McMillon (right) is wanted on two counts of delivery of a controlled substance for alleged transactions with a confidential informant on Sept. 8 and Sept. 10. Charges were filed Jan. 28; Crime Stoppers issued a reward for his capture on Monday.

McMillon was with Aaron M. Weyrauch, 28, and Dustin J. Rockstrom, 27, when officers arrested them Sept. 15 on robbery charges for OxyContin heists Aug. 24 at the Shopko at 4515 S. Regal St, and Sept. 5 at the Rite Aid across the street, 4514 S. Regal St.

Police found a wig thought to have been worn by Rockstrom in the robberies in an apartment McMillon and Weyrauch shared at 903 S. Adams, along with pills, drug paraphernalia and suspected heroin, according to court documents.

Weyrauch is in jail; Rockstrom is out on $30,000 bond.

Anyone with information on McMillon’s location is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or submit tips online here.

Past coverage:

Searching for robber, police find possible Oxy ring

Another charge for Oxy robbery suspect

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