The wife of an Easton man accused in an August gunpoint robbery of the Wal-Mart pharmacy in Lower Nazareth Township was the alleged mastermind of the plot, supplied the gun and drove the getaway vehicle, according to court papers.
Lindsey A. Dalrymple, 29, of 525 Avenue F in Stroudsburg, was arrested and charged Tuesday with robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, theft and receiving stolen property.
Her husband, Gregory Dalrymple, 29, of 18 N. 11th St., Easton, allegedly walked behind the counter of the Wal-Mart at about 8:30 p.m. Aug. 6, brandished a black handgun and demanded that 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 the arrest affidavit, it was Lindsey Dalrymple waiting in the driver’s seat of a gold Chevy Cobalt they had borrowed from Gregory’s grandmother. Lindsey allegedly 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.
According to the arrest affidavit, Det. Michael J. Munch of the Colonial Regional Police Department on Friday interviewed Gregory Dalrymple, who admitted that he committed the robbery.
The affidavit also says:
- Both Gregory and Lindsey had “severe addictions to Fentanyl.” A Wal-Mart 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.
One inconsistency in the arrest affidavit for Lindsey Dalrymple is that it says the gun she supplied to Gregory was a 9 mm Smith & Wesson pistol. Previous police reports said the gun was a Glock .357.
The report also does not explain Lindsey Dalrymple’s Stroudsburg’s home address.
Lindsey Dalrymple was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge James Narlesky of Hanover Township and committed to Northampton County Prison after failing to post $150,000 bail.