Three men from the Sacramento area will be sentenced later this year for their involvement robbing and looting two Napa pharmacies during the October wildfires, according to court documents.
Jadon Harrell, 18, Dwayne Alize Miller, 22, and Jordan Sincere Thomas, 18, have all pleaded no contest to charges of felony looting and/or felony robbery before Judge Mark Boessenecker in Napa County Superior Court.
The first incident occurred Oct. 11 – just days after the fires broke out – when three males entered the CVS Pharmacy on the 1500 block of Trancas Street in Napa, jumped over the pharmacy counter and stole thousands in opioids, according to police reports.
One of the suspects demanded an employee hand over “Norcos,” addictive acetaminophen and hydrocodone, while the other two helped themselves to Hydrocodone and Oxycodone pills, police said. The suspects then hopped back over the counter, fled the store and started running toward Trancas Street.
The suspects were arrested Oct. 16 after hitting the CVS on South Coombs Street. Again, the young men jumped over the pharmacy counter, forced pharmacy workers to hand over controlled substances and fled. Police located them as they were throwing items out of the window of a vehicle heading south on Highway 29.
Harrell and Miller submitted their pleas in court on Tuesday.
Harrell, who police say lied about his age when contacted on Oct. 16, pleaded no contest to felony robbery and felony looting during a local emergency.
The maximum penalty for both charges is up to 8 years in jail and $20,000 in fines. Harrell will serve two years in state prison, according to his plea agreement.
Harrell’s sentencing is set for April 3.
Miller pleaded no contest to felony robbery and will serve three years in state prison. His sentencing is scheduled for July 2.
Thomas was 17 years old at the time of the incidents, but has been convicted as an adult. He pleaded no contest to felony robbery and felony looting in court on Jan. 9. He will serve one year in county jail and five years of probation. His sentencing is set for Feb. 7.