Marc Antrim, a former LA County sheriff’s deputy, was sentenced for orchestrating a fake drug raid, a ruse he used to steal more than half a ton of cannabis and $600,000 in cash from a warehouse. He will serve seven years in federal prison.
Antrim pleaded guilty to the crimes in 2019, which included brandishing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime and deprivation of rights under color of law. Now, after facing the judge in court, he was found guilty and is being sentenced in a move that is not surprising, considering he pled guilty. After the stunt that was pulled, law enforcement is not likely to go easy on this crime.
“The seriousness of the crime could not be overstated,” U.S. District Judge Virginia A. Phillips said during the sentencing hearing. She claimed the crime was so serious because it could further erode the public’s trust in law enforcement. In addition to being worried about excessive police force, people will also be worried about police heists.
The Crimes of the Former LA County Sheriff’s Deputy
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