UPDATE: Des Moines woman charged in Dallas Center drugstore heist

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Stacey Nichole Oliver, 32, of Des Moines was arrested Friday morning and charged with first-degree robbery, two counts of attempted burglary, possession of burglar tools, two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and possession with intent to deliver a Schedule II drug. Photo courtesy Dallas County Sheriff's office

A Des Moines woman faces charges in the Friday morning armed robbery of the Medicap Pharmacy in Dallas Center.

According to the Dallas County Sheriff’s office, Stacey Nichole Oliver, 32, of Des Moines has been charged with first-degree robbery, two counts of attempted burglary, possession of burglar tools, two counts of fourth-degree criminal mischief and possession with intent to deliver a Schedule II drug in the incident that started about 7 a.m. at the drugstore.



A pharmacy employee reported to law enforcement that “a smaller framed white female dressed in all black with black cloth on her head and sunglasses” used “a black handgun in the robbery” and fled the scene with “an amount of hydrocodone,” according to a sheriff’s office statement released Friday evening.

Oliver abandoned her vehicle, a black Hyundai Sonata, in the 25200 block of U.S. Highway 169 and fled on foot into some nearby woods, where she was taken into custody without incident by Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs about 7:40 a.m.

The stolen hydrocodone, along with the handgun and the clothes the suspect was wearing, were recovered at the scene by Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs.

 

Radio traffic at the time of the incident indicated “a bag of pills” was found on the floorboard of the abandoned vehicle.

Oliver is being held without bond at the Dallas County Jail.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Stacey is not a monster no matter how bad the media tries to make her out to be. Period. I don’t condone what she did, but I do know Stacey would never hurt anyone. Stacey had recently been committed to Broadlawn’s Hospital by family members due to her pain-pill addiction, and she was still released, saying she did not need in-patient treatment! The system is so messed up. They never take these matters seriously until it’s too late. It’s a shame that when you’re trying to get help, they push you away and make you jump through hoops, but people need to wake up. The epidemic is real, and it’s not going away any time soon! We need to help our people not push them away, as you see time and time again. When someone is addicted to pain medication, they will do whatever they can to not feel sick or not feel like they’re in pain, so they resort to drastic measures out of their control because their brain is not thinking logically, and the only thing that is on their mind is to feel better! I hope by sharing this story that medical staff and hospitals can change their laws and help our fellow citizens get the help they need before it’s too late.. #STACEYSLAW #HELPOURPEOPLE #LOVEUSTACEY

    • I am glad you posted this. I do not condone her behavior either, but I am 2+ years clean from being an alcoholic. I have worked with a lot of addicts. I know how real the problem is and how bad withdrawal is. Maybe jail is her rock bottom. Let’s hope and pray so. It’s a tough detox, but she will detox there. I am praying for her and her family.

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