• Matt Esnayra

Torrance man pleads to stealing 700 tablets of hydroxychloroquine from Harbor- UCLA

Christopher Mencias Agustin, a 35-year-old former pharmacy technician, pleaded no contest to stealing the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, a drug President Trump falsely touted as a treatment and possible cure for COVID-19.


Agustin pleaded to one felony count each of receiving stolen property and offers to sell or transport a controlled substance. He was sentenced to four days in county jail and three years probation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

  • The L.A County D.A office says, Augustin stole 700 tablets of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance.

  • Agustin was also ordered to perform 240 hours of community service and never work at a pharmacy again.

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