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Former TSA Agent Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes In Pot Smuggling Scheme

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A former TSA agent pleaded guilty Wednesday to accepting bribes from pot smugglers to get them through Los Angeles International Airport security undetected, authorities reported.

Randy Littlefield, 29, pleaded to a federal conspiracy charge for his part in the plot, which involved another Transportation Security Administration agent. Both TSA agents, and the three pot couriers involved have pleaded guilty in connection with the crime.

In court papers, the Paramount resident acknowledged accepting $200, on two occasions, from fellow TSA agent Dianna Perez when she needed help clearing luggage filled with marijuana through LAX security.

Millage Peaks IV, the 24-year-old son of the former L.A. Fire Department chief, was apparently the leader of the ring.

Littlefield faces up to five years in prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 14 in an L.A. federal court.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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