For Immediate Release - January 23, 2014

Ronald D. Kimball Plea

Cape & Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe announced that Ronald D. Kimball, Jr. (D.O.B. 04/03/1987) pled guilty today in Barnstable Superior Court to 12 Indictments relating to the February 2013 break into the Apothecare Pharmacy on West Main Street in Hyannis. 

During the blizzard and power outage on February 9th and 10th 2013, the back door of the pharmacy was pried open and Ronald Kimball, Jr. ran through the pharmacy to test the alarm system.  When the alarm did not signal, Ronald Kimball, Jr. entered the pharmacy and broke into the narcotics locked cabinet, stealing approximately 18,000 pills of various painkillers.  The Barnstable Police later received information that the stolen pills were at Ronald Kimball, Jr.’s house in the town of Yarmouth and a storage locker in the town of Dennis.  Search warrants were executed at both locations and the enormous pill stash was seized.  Most of the pills had been removed from the pharmacy pill containers and organized into gallon zip-lock bags with the drug name written on the bags in marker.

  The drug lab at the Massachusetts State Police Forensic and Technology Center performed the extensive drug analyses on the pills.  Ronald Kimball, Jr. was charged with Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime with the Intent to Commit a Felony, Larceny From a Building, Trafficking in Oxycodone 100-200 grams and 18-36 grams, Trafficking in Morphine 100-200 grams, Trafficking in Hydromorphone 36-100 grams and 18-36 grams, Possession with the Intent to Distribute Codeine, Methylphenidate, Amphetamine, Methadone Hydrochloride, Hydrocodone Bitartrate, and Receiving Stolen Property over $250 related to a jewelry store break in Vermont.   

The Honorable Gary Nickerson sentenced Ronald D. Kimball to 8 – 10 years committed state prison with 5 years of probation to follow the committed sentence.  Ronald Kimball, Sr. was also indicted by a Barnstable County Grand Jury for these crimes and his case remains pending in Barnstable Superior Court.