Brooklyn Man Admits Burglarizing Englishtown Pharmacy
A 22-year-old from Brooklyn could spend up to 20 years in prison for his role in a scheme to loot an Englishtown pharmacy of narcotics last June and sell them for cash.
In a federal courtroom in Trenton, James Zarbailov, 22 pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone.
In addition to the prison term, Zarbailov risks fines as high as $1,000,000.
The Union Hill-Supremo Pharmacy was burglarized before dawn last June 17. Prosecutors say Zarbailov was one of several suspects who carted off 17 garbage bags and two cardboard crates full of narcotics.
They’re suspected of taking at least 3,800 doses of Oxycodone; 1,988 doses of methylphenidate’ 500 doses of hydromorphone; and 300 doses of oxymorphone under the trade name Opana.
The drug store operator estimated the loss at about $350,000.
Red Bank FBI agents conducted the probe in cooperation with Marlboro Township Police.