Curwensville, PA – The Curwensville man who is accused of robbing a pharmacy for Percocet pills has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
41-year-old Jeff Ullery was charged with first-degree felony robbery, second-degree theft by unlawful taking, second-degree felony of possession of a prohibited firearm, third-degree robbery, and a misdemeanor charge of theft by unlawful taking.
According to police, Ullery went to the City Drugs of Curwensville pharmacy on May 30 around 3:20 p.m. When the pharmacist asked how he could help him, the man reportedly said he wanted a bottle of Percocet pills.
Police say the man, who they have identified as Ullery, stepped back to show the pharmacist a pistol that he had pulled out slightly from his front pocket. He allegedly also made a comment that “no one else has to die today.”
The employees pushed a silent alarm button. The pharmacist got the Percocet from the cabinet, trying to get the weakest prescription.
The pharmacist says that the man never pointed the pistol at him, only showed it briefly enough to see the barrel and the cylinder.
When police interviewed relatives of Ullery, one relative said that there has been problems over the weekend and that Ullery had left at about 2 p.m. Tuesday. She was able to identify the man as Ullery from the security footage. She also said that she knew Ullery was not allowed to have a gun. Another relative discovered that his pistol was missing. He also said that Ullery had caused problems over the weekend and had been “out of control.”
Ullery is currently lodged in the Clearfield County Jail on $250,000 monetary bail.