A former Los-Angeles County deputy sheriff has received a seven-year prison sentence for his participation in a 2018 marijuana warehouse robbery.
By using a counterfeit search warrant to enter the premises, Antrim Marc (working at that time as L.A’s County Deputy) pretended to be a Sheriff’s narcotics official before stealing about USD650,000 in cash and more than 1000 pounds of marijuana from a warehouse based in downtown L.A.
Based on the report, the pseudo-Sheriff and his co-conspirators were dressed as LASD deputies with service belts, guns, and uniforms. They approached the facility in the LASD Ford Explorer before looting the facility for more than two hours.
At the start of the robbery, Marc (aged 43) and his co-conspirators locked the warehouse’s three security guards in the Ford Explorer’s cage. After detaining the guards, a fourth co-conspirator drove into the warehouse in a big rental truck before the
Although L.A’s city police were informed amid the robbery, Marc told the responding law enforcement officials that he was from the Sheriff’s Department of Narcotics, and the officers left the facility.
Authorities said that Marc wasn’t assigned to the narcotics department and lacked any legal reason to search a Los Angeles warehouse.
During their statement, Virginia A. Phillips (United States District Judge) said the matter was tragic and soiled public trust. He added that the case sounded like a movie.
The seven-year imprisonment sentence comes from Marc’s 2019 acceptance of several charges, such as marijuana distribution conspiracy, marijuana possession with intent to distribute, plot to deprive citizen’s rights using the color of law, rights deprivation using the color of law, and wielding a weapon.
The report adds that six others were also charged and given a four-fourteen-year imprisonment sentence.