STUDIO CTY (CBSLA) — A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy has pleaded guilty to charges of planning to transport and deliver drugs for a quarter-million-dollar fee.
Kenneth Collins, 50, of Chino pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute drugs following a undercover sting operation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last year. Collins and three other men were arrested in January.READ MORE: Police On The Scene Of A Deadly Shooting Saturday In Inglewood
Collins and the men stood accused of agreeing to transport 58 pounds of cocaine and methamphetamine in exchange for up to $250,000. The team had earlier transported six kilograms of methamphetamine, marijuana and counterfeit cigarettes from L.A. to Las Vegas for $25,000. The Nov. haul was also part of the undercover investigation.READ MORE: WeHo "Out On Robertson" Launches Saturday Night Giving Residents A Dedicated Zone To Enjoy Restaurants, Shops and Vendors
According to an affidavit, Collins told an undercover agent he was in law enforcement, claiming he could “fix problems” using a team of police officers. Collins justified his $250,000 fee, telling agents “all of our transports make it through.”
Collins faces up to 10 years to life in prison.MORE NEWS: Popup Clinic In The Westlake District Delivers Vaccinations and Food Packages To A Community Hit Hard By The Pandemic
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