LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy faces time in federal prison when he is sentenced this morning for staging a fake drug raid of a warehouse and stealing more than a half-ton of pot and cash.
Marc Antrim, 43, of South El Monte, pleaded guilty two years ago to five felonies, including conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and deprivation of rights under color of law. He also agreed to forfeit a Mercedes-Benz sedan, and cash and money orders taken in the October 2018 robbery.
Antrim faces at least a dozen years behind bars at sentencing, according to his plea agreement, but the penalty is ultimately up to the judge.
Pretending to be law enforcement agents conducting an early morning raid, the armed robbers escaped with more than 1,200 pounds of marijuana and two large safes filled with over $600,000 in cash.
Antrim -- who worked at the Temple City sheriff's station -- used his badge and a fake search warrant to gain entry to the legal pot warehouse, accompanied by co-defendants dressed for the part. Antrim was off-duty at the time.
During the stickup, a guard and two other warehouse employees were locked in back of an SUV.
Antrim's five co-defendants, including a man who once worked at the downtown warehouse and supplied blueprints and other information to the ex-lawman, pleaded guilty to federal charges and were sentenced to various prison terms up to 14 years.
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