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.