LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy was sentenced Monday to seven years in federal prison for orchestrating a $2 million heist at a marijuana warehouse in downtown Los Angeles.
Marc Antrim, 43, and six other men were caught on security cameras at the warehouse in October 2018 in what a judge said was a movie-like robbery.READ MORE: Pine Fire Near Palmdale Scorches 442 Acres, 79% Contained
According to prosecutors, the men dressed up like sheriff’s deputies, flashed a fake search warrant and then put the warehouse’s security guards into the caged area of a Ford Explorer.
Prosecutors said the robbers then took 1,200 pounds of marijuana — with an estimated street value of $1.5 million — and $645,000 in cash. They then loaded it into a large rental truck.
When officers with the Los Angeles Police Department arrived at the scene, prosecutors said Antrim lied and told them he was a narcotics detective executing a search warrant.READ MORE: $25 Million Challenge Grant Made For Wildlife Crossing In Agoura Hills
At the time of the robbery, prosecutors said Antrim was a patrol deputy assigned to the Temple City station, but was not on duty, was not assigned to the department’s narcotics unit, was not a detective and would not have had a legitimate reason to search the warehouse.
In a statement released shortly after the sentence was announced, LASD issued a statement that said, in part:
“Marc Antrim does not reflect the values of this department or those of the dedicated men and women in law enforcement who proudly serve our communities each day. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department expects all of its personnel to hold themselves to the highest ethical, moral, and professional standards at all times. Department members who engage in criminal misconduct will be investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”MORE NEWS: Pedestrian Struck and Killed In Compton
Six others have been convicted in the armed robbery.