One of four men charged with breaking into a Palm Springs pharmacy after hours and stealing prescription medication pleaded guilty Tuesday to felony counts of burglary, grand theft and transporting drugs across county lines.
A sentencing date was not immediately set for Marcus Fantroy II, 29, of Whittier, who admitted breaking into the pharmacy in the 1700 block of East Vista Chino on Sept. 20, 2017.
His co-defendants, Lequan Miller, 27, of Perris, Johnny Newman, 30, of Los Angeles, and Jamel Sanders, 33, of Olivehurst, are due in court April 13 for a felony settlement conference.
Palm Springs police Sgt. William Hutchinson said “multiple bottles of prescription medication” were taken in the 1:05 a.m. break-in.
Police learned that the suspects made their getaway in a gold Cadillac CTS sedan, which was spotted about two hours later on the westbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway by a West Covina police officer. The car, with Miller behind the wheel, was stopped near Puente and North Garvey avenues, and all four suspects were arrested. Prescription bottles with labels from the Palm Springs pharmacy were found inside the Catdillac, Hutchinson said.