A man who admitted breaking into pharmacies in Palm Springs and Calimesa after hours and stealing prescription medication was sentenced Monday to one year in custody.
Marcus Fantroy II, 29, of Whittier, pleaded guilty last week to felony charges of burglary, grand theft and transporting drugs across county lines in connection with the break-ins last Sept. 20 at Walgreens stores at 1700 E. Vista Chino in Palm Springs and 1186 Calimesa Boulevard in Calimesa.
Riverside County Superior Court Judge Dean Benjamini sentenced Fantroy to one year in county jail, followed by 32 months of mandatory supervision.
Three 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.
About two hours after the 1:05 a.m. Palm Springs break-in, the men were pulled over in a gold Cadillac CTS sedan on the westbound San Bernardino (10) Freeway by a West Covina police officer. Miller was behind the wheel, according to Palm Springs police Sgt. William Hutchinson, who said prescription bottles with labels from the pharmacies were found inside the car. Court documents say more than 50 bottles of medication, including Oxycodone and morphine, were recovered.