Police: Man robs woman at knife point during prescription pill deal

Cody Sellers
Cody Sellers

Cody Sellers also faces charge for trying to smuggle Xanax into jail

A 22-year-old man faces charges for allegedly robbing a woman at knife point during a deal involving Adderall and then trying to sneak Xanax into the Montgomery County Jail.

Cody Sellers, of New Lebanon, was arrested by West Carrollton police after a woman said she was robbed March 13 outside the River Valley Credit Union.

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Sellers was indicted on counts of aggravated robbery, aggravated trafficking in drugs and illegal conveyance of drugs of abuse onto the grounds of a detention facility.

Court documents allege Sellers attempted to sell 10 Adderall pills — used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy — to a woman who said she’d purchased them from him at least four times before. The woman paid $50 for 10 pills.

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The next morning at 2 a.m., the complaint alleges, Sellers contacted the woman and said he accidentally gave her Xanax instead of Adderall. The two met up and the woman gave back the 10 Xanax pills.

“He asked her if she would drive him over to the ATM so he could get some cash out in order to give her change because he only had 7 Adderall on him,” the complaint reads. “As she was putting her vehicle in park, she heard a ‘click’ and observed Sellers holding a pocket knife pointed in her direction.”

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Sellers allegedly pulled a bandana up from his neck and said, “This is a stick-up, I’m not (expletive) kidding” and told her to take out all the money she could from the ATM.

After getting back to his car, Sellers took her keys out, put them on the roof of her car and told her to “wait 10 minutes before you call the police,” the complaint said.

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Sellers was later apprehended and the woman identified him as the suspect. While being booked into the jail, jail staff said suspected contraband “in his crotch area” which were found to be gel caps with a whitish powder inside.

Sellers was arrested March 14.

A Montgomery County Common Pleas Court judge entered a plea of not guilty on Sellers’ behalf Tuesday. His bond was set at $50,000 with electronic monitoring if he got out of jail.