A 23-year-old Redwood City man who gave three teenage boys liquor and drugs after they asked him to buy them beer took something himself — a plea deal sparing him up to a decade in prison.
Luis P. Albornoz pleaded no contest to two counts of felony furnishing drugs to a minor and one count of furnishing marijuana to a minor. Albornoz, who remains in custody in lieu of $150,000 bail, returns to court Sept. 2 for formal sentencing and faces up to a year in jail, said Chief Deputy District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe.
The three minors, ages 11, 13 and 14, allegedly met Albornoz July 6 at the 7-Eleven convenience store and he agreed to purchase them alcohol. They reportedly went to his Redwood City apartment where he offered them marijuana and psilocybin mushrooms.
San Carlos police arrested Albornoz after a medical call for a vomiting 13-year-old led back to him as the provider of the substances. Although all three boys ingested marijuana and beer and two took the psilocybin, only the one was physically ill, according to authorities.
Albornoz told authorities he ditched the psilocybin mushrooms after police came to his residence. Marijuana was reportedly found on the premises.
Albornoz was charged with seven felonies and faced up to 10 years prison if convicted until he accepted the plea deal.
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