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L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy Charged After Allegedly Lying About Weed Warehouse Robbery

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Marc Antrim is seen in an undated photo provided to the Los Angeles Times by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputy accused of lying about a marijuana warehouse robbery involving another deputy has been charged, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Bradley Scott Dietze allegedly lied to a Los Angeles Police Department officer investigating the heist in downtown L.A. last fall, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Authorities have said 1,200 pounds of weed and $645,000 in cash and money orders were stolen.

Dietze, 45, has been charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace officer and could face up to a year in county jail, prosecutors said.

When asked for further details, such as what Dietze told the officer, DA’s office spokesman Greg Risling declined to comment. He also would not say why Dietze was charged a full year after the crime.

On Oct. 29, 2018, another L.A. County Sheriff’s deputy and two men carried out an armed robbery while posing as law enforcement officials serving a search warrant, federal authorities have said. Wearing police-style duty belts and holstered handguns, they detained three warehouse employees in the back of an LASD Ford Explorer.

The employees called police during the robbery but LAPD officers who responded were told by Antrim that he was a narcotics investigator doing a search, authorities said.  No search warrant had actually been issued.

To Read The Rest Of This Article By Marissa Wenzke on KTLA 5 News Los Angeles

Published: October 30, 2019

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