Santa Barbara Sheriff’s detectives arrested a pharmacy technician Wednesday for allegedly stealing prescription pills from his work and then selling them on the street.

David Lopez-Mejia

An employee of L.M. Caldwell Pharmacist, located in the 1500 block of State Street, David Lopez-Mejia was taken into custody at his Via Lucero Drive home following a six-month-long investigation. Lopez-Mejia, said Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Drew Sugars, had “agreed to meet with an undercover detective and sold the detective OxyContin pills on numerous occasions.”

Lopez-Mejia, 24, was booked in County Jail on three charges of sales of a controlled substance. He’s currently on a no bail immigration hold.


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